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Hike for Your Health
Get outside, get moving and get healthy! Join us each Thursday at 9 a.m. on a hike to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and your beautiful state park. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call[masked] to obtain meeting location.

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What we're about

Calling all hikers, walkers, park lovers, horseback riders, and general outdoor types!

The Friends of Raven Rock State Park Group is for people who want to get outside and into a beautiful park setting. Raven Rock State Park is part of the North Carolina State Park system and is a short distance from Lillington, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina and Fayetteville. Hikers at Raven Rock have said it is like having a bit of the mountains in the center of the Sandhills.

The Meetup Group page is paid for and managed by the Friends of Raven Rock State Park, but the Park also posts Meetups here. Hiking, bonfire fun and volunteer opportunities will all be posted on this Meetup.

Friends of Raven Rock love their state park's natural views to enjoy such as Lanier Falls, Fish Traps rapids, the massive Raven Rock overhang (an ageless landmark for hikers and river travelers), and the “Overlook” which provides a top down view of the Cape Fear River valley. We enjoy experiencing hiking on steep terrain among mountain laurel, rhododendron thickets, and tumbling creeks. The trials vary in length and difficulty so there are a variety of options for hikers of all levels.

Members of this group can set up hikes and events for educational purposes, specialized groups, or just for fun! Our groups' mission as a North Carolina 501(c)(3) organization is to promote Raven Rock State Park and to generate support so that everyone can enjoy this natural resource for many years to come.

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