Hog Run Mountain Bike Trails
Hog Run consists of a series of loops designed for any skill level. The beginner loop is marked with blue circles and starts at the Cypress parking lot trailhead. This loop is relatively flat with few obstacles. This loop is signed for one-way traffic only.
The intermediate loop is marked with yellow circles and connects to the beginner loop. This loop is designed to challenge mountain bike riders with average skills and experience.
The advanced loop is marked with red circles. This loop offers the longest ride and is made up of a series of loops that offer more challenges for skilled riders. Log jumps and more elevation changes are found along this loop.
All trails are subject to closure during inclement weather, special events and natural recovery. For updated trail conditions contact the park office.
All mountain bike trail users must use ANSI- or Snell-approved safety helmets.
Please join us for our mountain bike trail workdays. Check out the TORC meet-up page at http://www.meetup.com/torc-nc/events/calendar/
for a current schedule of workdays. Please RSVP on the TORC meet-up page! Workdays include projects like adding new features, re-routing trails and general trail maintenance. Bring good gloves and work shoes. All tools will be provided. Meet at the Hog Run Bike Trail gravel parking lot. Workdays are 3 hours.
Catch a glimpse of our trail system through this video by one of our trail users, Jonathan Sherman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqevKUm1MJQ
Peninsula Hiking Trail
The Peninsula Trail is composed of four loops. These loops give hikers a choice of what distance to hike. The entire trail is nearly 5 miles in length and can take more than two hours to hike.
The Peninsula Trail will lead hikers along the lake shore through a variety of forest habitats, including a longleaf pine stand and mixed oak/hickory hardwoods. If you're quiet, you may catch a glimpse of a deer, turkey or a variety of waterfowl along the way.
Harris Lake Cell Phone Tours
The following three trails are self-guided cell phone tours that can be accessed by your cell phone or smart phone. These trails are identified on the park brochure and on site by a sign at each trailhead.
Once you reach the trailhead you can follow the instructions below:
- Call the Harris Lake Cell Phone Tour number at 919-424-0042 and then press the corresponding number at each trail stop.
- You can also go to http://myoncell.mobi/19194240042 to access the mobile web address.
- Once you are on the tour, you can access other commands by pressing the following keys:
- Press 1 to rewind.
- Press 2 to pause/play.
- Press 3 to fast forward.
- Press # to stop.
- Press *0 to leave feedback on that audio tour.
- For more information- check out this flyer On Cell Information
Red Fox Run Interpretive Trail
Discover more about the animal and plants found at Harris Lake County Park. This trail is located near the beginning of the Peninsula trail.
Womble Interpretive History Trail
Explore the life on a farm as you learn about one of the families that lived on the property before it became a park. This trail is a section off the Peninsula trail and is identified by trail signs and double orange trail markers. You can print off this interpretive brochure here. HLCPHistoryTrailFinal2.pdf
Cypress Tree Trail
Test your knowledge and learn about some of the common trees found here at Harris Lake County Park. This trail starts near the Amphitheater.