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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
First time out. I saw an Bald Eagle flying just overhead.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great views. Not worth spending 7 bucks to hike