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The first public trail of 3.2 miles at the developing Haw River State Park will be inaugurated in mid-2016 along with an extensive trailhead area that will eventually open up the park’s rolling piedmont terrain to hiking exploration.

 

Lake Loop Trail
Location: Begins and ends at the Main Lodge.
Description: Take a leisurely stroll around the 6-acre Robins Nest Lake. This easy trail follows the shoreline and offers an opportunity spot migrating water fowl, songbirds and local wildlife.
Point of Interest: NC Birding Trail destination. At stream crossing footbridge, benches on the southside of the lake and on the east side.
Length:
0.66 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
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Lake Loop Trail at Haw River State Park
Surface: Natural surface, Gravel
Piedmont Loop Trail
Location: Begins and ends at the Main Lodge.
Description: Enjoy a number of diverse scenic experiences within a short walking distance including views of piedmont oak-hickory forest, a floodplain swamp and early successional fields.
Point of Interest: NC Birding Trail destination. At stream crossings 1 footbridge and 1 footbridge with handrails.
Length:
1.42 miles
Round Trip
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
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Piedmont Loop Trail at Haw River State Park
Surface: Natural surface
Wetlands Boardwalk
Location: The Boardwalk Trail is a spur trail off the Piedmont Loop Trail. Follow the Piedmont Loop Trail, look for the River Overlook signs and at the gas line easement take a left.
Description: The Boardwalk takes you through the Haw River wetlands, giving you a close encounter with a unique North Carolina ecosystem and a glimpse of the headwaters of the Haw River.
Point of Interest: NC Birding Trail destination. Benches located before the start of the boardwalk, benches on the boardwalk & an observation deck with benches at the end of the boardwalk overlooking the river.
Length:
0.43 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Blaze:
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Wetlands Boardwalk at Haw River State Park
Surface: Natural surface, Boardwalk
Contact:

Haw River State Park

339 Conference Center Drive
Browns SummitNC 27214
Phone336-342-6163
haw.river@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.250646
Longitude: -79.756360

Park Hours:

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.