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Type of Trail: Walking Length of Trail: 2 miles
Trailhead(s) Directions: At the very headwaters of the Haw River, the 300-acre Haw River State Park features nearly 3 miles of trails through Piedmont forests, fields, and uplands. Trails are accessed behind the Main Lodge.
The park is along the proposed route of the Mountains to Sea Trail, and features The Summit, "a true outdoor environmental learning center, offering optional programming through the Haw River Program (HARP)." Other amenities include: multiple indoor classrooms, two outdoor amphitheaters, a six-acre lake and an expansive boardwalk that meanders through pristine wetlands.
The park is open Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm and closed most state holidays. If the Summit is reserved for a weekend group, it will open during those reservation hours. Visitors are requested to check in at the front desk prior to using trails.