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Mountain Laurel Loop Trail – Intermediate – CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

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Status of Raven Rock State Park as of August 9, 2020   

As of 9:30am on Sunday, August 9, Raven Rock State Park has reached full capacity. Vehicles are being turned away to keep roadways clear, and no one is alllowed to wait. If you were planning on visiting the park today, please reconsider your plans.

 Last updated on: Sunday, August 9, 2020

Status of park facilities as of August 3rd   

Raven Rock State Park's main access, at 3009 Raven Rock Road, is open from 7:00am to 9:00pm.  With high volumes of visitors, there maybe limited parking and long wait times. Be mindful of the time you arrive and when the park closes. The gates will lock at 9:00pm. The restroom will close at 5:30pm.

The Mountain Laurel Bicycle Loops remains closed to all users.

Primitive backpack camping at the Canoe Camp and Family Wilderness Camp is open by reservation only. Walk-in reservations are not being accepted at this time. Campers must arrive before 7:00 pm day of reservation. You must check in with a park ranger prior to going to your site. Information regarding camping will be given to registered campers upon reservation.

Please note: The visitor center, most restrooms, all picnic areas, and water fountains remain closed, so please be prepared and bring your own water.

Social distancing rules are in effect and will be enforced. Please put space between you and others.

 Last updated on: Monday, August 3, 2020


All campers must arrive at park no later than 7:00 pm for day of reservation.
Reservations must be made before arriving to the park.  Walk-ins are not accepted at this time.

The Canoe Campsites and Family Wilderness Campsites are primitive backpack sites only (2 miles or 2.5 miles from parking areas).  

 Last updated on: Saturday, July 4, 2020

Mountain Laurel Loop Trail – Intermediate – CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION

The intermediate loop of the park's mountain bike trail system starts off of the beginner loop. On the intermediate loop, riders can expect a more challenging experience as they near Fish Creek and are able to catch more of the topography in this section of the park. Riders will notice that this trail is narrower than the beginner loop and offers some technical features.

Bikers, please pay attention to which direction to go. Please be mindful and considerate when encountering other trail users.

Trail Location: 
Moccasin Branch Road bike field. Please pay attention to posted gate hours and conditions. After parking in the field, take the connector trail behind the wayside to the beginner loop. The intermediate loop begins further down the beginner loop.
Trail Length: 
2.60 miles
Trail Type: 
Trail Difficulty: 
moderate hike
Trail Use: 
Trail Surface: 
natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
blue squares
Bridle trails:


Bike trails:


Map of North Carolina – Raven Rock State Park

Contact the park



Visitor center

3009 Raven Rock Road
Lillington, NC 27546

GPS: 35.4597, -78.9127


Moccasin Branch access


778 Moccasin Branch Road
Lillington, NC 27546

GPS: 35.4549, -78.9081



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