Haw River State Park

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Hiking Trails


About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Haw River State Park

Located in Guilford and Rockingham counties 15 miles north of Greensboro, Haw River State Park is a unique park that centers on The Summit, a residential environmental education and conference center, accommodating retreats and conferences for groups big or small. Trails and a boardwalk offer a journey into wetlands and a floodplain swamp. The park also houses the Iron Ore Belt Access, which is perfect for day-use visitors to enjoy views of wetlands rich in flora and fauna while meandering through piedmont oak-hickory forests.

Day-Use Activities at the Summit

  • Hiking (2.5 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking

Day-Use Activities at Iron Ore Belt

  • Hiking (4 miles)
  • Picnicking

Day-Use Amenities at The Summit

  • Visitor center
  • Amphitheater
  • Conference rooms
  • Disc golf course

Plan Your Visit

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339 Conference Center Drive, Browns Summit, NC 27214

GPS: 36.2508, -79.7563

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27214 Browns Summit, NC


6068 N. Church St., Greensboro, NC 27455

GPS: 36.2374, -79.7855

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27455 Greensboro, NC

Park Hours

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Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round



January 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Photo Gallery

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TopThe back of the Summit center, staff photo

Gallery: Wetlands boardwalk at the Summit access, C. Peek  |  Gymnasium at the Summit, staff photo  |  Black swallowtail caterpillar, S. McBean  |  Hike at Iron Ore Belt access, C. Peek  |  Grand Camp participants, staff photo