NC State Parks has joined the initiative to get women and girls on trails all across North America. Over the next year we want to encourage women to bring female friends and family to hike a trail at least once a month. What better way to get started than joining a park ranger for a leisurely hike along the 1.42 mile Piedmont Loop Trail. The hike is easy to moderate and takes approximately an hour to complete. While on the hike, we will take the spur path that leads through the wetlands down to the Haw River. You are more than welcome to walk with the ranger and learn about the history of the park or strike out on own depending on your walking speed. This hike is part of the 10K Women Trail Project (https://trails.hikeitbaby.com/10k-women/). For more information about this hike or future programs, please contact the park office at 336-342-6163.
Events and Programs
Haw River State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful.
Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.
This easy to moderate hike will lead first day hikers from the conference center down to the boardwalk and head waters area of the Haw River. We'll continue from there through a mixed forest and wind our way back to the main lodge. We love having pets join us on our programs, but do ask that those walking dogs stay back in the line so those who aren't as keen on dogs can stay towards the front.
Haw River State Park Summit Environmental Education Center
Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm
Closed most state holidays.
Please call the park office to find out about extended hours for some weekends. Please check in at the park office upon arrival.