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hiking
1 day ago

Great trail.

Trail closed today.

hiking
12 days ago

This was a nice long hike to the Marina and back. Rugged terrain but very peaceful except for the squirrels:) The markers were on point! I would definitely do it again!

hiking
15 days ago

Great, quiet trail in newer section of Haw River State Park. Not too many changes in elevation which made it an easy hike for the two kids (5 and 6).

Nice nearby trail,

2nd hike on this trail.Great wildflower trail.Very peaceful.

The boardwalk was worth the trip, so peaceful.

I started from the parking area by the Main Lodge at the Summit Environmental Education Center and combined the two short loops for an easy 2.5 mile hike. Be sure to take the .4 mile River Overlook spur off the Piedmont Loop. It is mostly boardwalk and takes you through the wetlands to the edge of the Haw River. With the tremendous amount of rain we have had recently, it made for a unique and beautiful walk over the water. From there, you pass through an oak-hickory forest and a successional field, before ending up by the 6-acre Robins Nest Lake.

This is a wonderful new loop and the only trail in the Iron Ore Belt Access section of the park (it is not even listed on the park website yet...you can get a map at the trailhead or the Summit Center information area). It is nearly four miles long and includes a beautiful meadow, a hardwood/mixed forest with some amazing trees and a large wetlands area bordering the Haw River. It is much more secluded than the trails in the park's Summit section. Keep a close eye out for wildlife (I spotted many types of birds, a large turtle sharing the trail and a cottonmouth...though the snake was expired).