New Hope Overlook Blue Route

MODERATE 63 reviews

New Hope Overlook Blue Route is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moncure, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
275 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

The trail begins near the bathrooms at the boat ramp. The red loop is 5.4 miles and the blue loop is 2.7 miles in length. This is the most challenging trail with several steep hills. New Hope Trail is our newest and most strenuous hike. The trail begins near the bathrooms at the boat ramp. The red loop is 5.4 miles and the blue loop is 2.7 miles in length. The red loop includes the blue loop. This is the most challenging trail with several steep hills. Hikers will enjoy sweeping views of the lake, mature hardwood forests, groves of mountain laurel, lush creek crossings and a variety of wildflowers and ferns.

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20 days ago

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3 months ago

Great trail! Just FYI it is a $7 parking fee!!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike with pretty water views. I enjoyed the fact that it was more of a climbing hike than just walking on flat topography. Very good hike if you wanna wear out the dog!

5 months ago

Nice wooded stroll with plenty of openings to the lake.

5 months ago

Trail was pretty good and well marked. Our 5yo made it but barely. It's quite hilly. Wish this app told you if trail is free or paid as I forgot Jordan Lake requires $7/car.

hiking
8 months ago

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8 months ago

Completed with two dogs in tow with no issues. Plenty of great views of the lake as well as a little challenge from the steeper portions.

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

First time out. I saw an Bald Eagle flying just overhead.

hiking
9 months ago

Two loop options- 2.7 and 5.4 miles. Nice elevation changes throughout the hike. Good views of the lake in many places, at least in the winter. Nicely marked trails. Good for dog walking.

hiking
9 months ago

Minor detail folks. Which boat ramp? I had to hunt, to find it was the one off of Pea Ridge Rd. Will be heading out today and providing update.

hiking
11 months ago

Our family of five, our dog and some friends with two additional kids hiked the shorter blue trail for 2.8 miles in and out. We enjoyed it and not very many people this time of year. Our six year old tripped once on a root but recovered quickly when there was no blood. We will go back.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Entire route is 5 miles and total elevation around 700 ft. Great hike. Probably not as nice during boating season. Bring water as it's definitely moderate difficulty as rolling with lots of roots and rocks. Having pole(s) is a plus. V enjoyable hike!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Great views. Not worth spending 7 bucks to hike

Friday, March 25, 2016

Liked it a lot. It was my first time and I will definitely go back.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Had a great time. A good workout with some beautiful views of the lake.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Nice

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Starting in early afternoon, this hike took us through pine stands and hardwood forest, around many of the fingers of one section of Jordan Lake, with lots of ups and downs, crossing creeks and runoffs. The trail is suitable for trail running, but there are some rocky and muddy areas. The trail starts at the parking lot above the larger boat ramp parking lot. We went counterclockwise. The trail starts with both the red and blue trail markers - the blue trail is a 2.7 mile loop and the red trail adds another 2.7 mile loop to make it a 5.4 mile hike. The blue trail hikes mostly through Area A and the red through Area B, which is more interesting, has more hardwoods and is higher in elevation. We encountered lots of people walking their dogs on this trail and if you like a walk in the woods, it's a nice hike; if you prefer wide open ridge hiking like me, this is not the trail for you. Still we enjoyed it on a 50 degree winter day as line of sight is not encumbered by all the leaves on the trees. Was a good workout.

hiking
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Quiet hike with no fee today. Easy hike on the red trail. Knocked it out with my 11 year old son in just over 2 hours.

hiking
Friday, January 10, 2014

No entrance fee in the winter. Very quiet and peaceful place to hike.

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