The Cape Fear River Trail is a 10-foot wide path that winds through a beautiful blend of trees, plants, and wildlife for 5.5 miles. The terrain is both flat and hilly, with bridges and spectacular views of the river. It is open to walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and others utilizing non-motorized transportation. There are more than 700 species of plants and trees, and 150 species of birds. The River Trail is home to an unusual combination and diversity of hardwood trees, some of which are found in the mountains. With the opening of this trail, Fayetteville is linked to the East Coast Greenway currently in development across the east coast; the East Coast Greenway will be the nation's first long-distance, city-to-city, multi-modal transportation corridor for cyclists, hikers and other non-motorized users.