Hog Run Mountain Bike Trails
Please review our park rules to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone!
The Hog Run Mountain Bike Trail 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.
Catch a glimpse of our trail system through this video by one of our trail users, Jonathan Sherman.
TORC Bike Rides
TORC is leading a few Beginner Rides at Harris Lake! These will take place on July 26 and August 16 at 9 a.m., starting from the Hog Run Mountain Bike Trails parking lot (first left when you enter the park). Register at the TORC Meetup page.
These are beginner-level rides. There is no-drop, there will be stops every 1 mile or so, and we will go at a slow pace. Please bring a bike, helmet, water and any food you might need.
Are you a mountain biker interested in giving back?
Please join us for our mountain bike trail workdays. Bring good gloves and work shoes. All tools will be provided. Workdays are 3 hours. Please see upcoming dates and RSVP on the TORC meet-up page.
Mountain Bike Skills Area
Our mountain bike skills area was built by staff and TORC volunteers to bring to the public an area to learn and practice techniques and skills designed for intermediate and advanced levels. The site opened to the public in June 2012. You can access the site by parking at the Mountain bike gravel lot located on your first left once you enter the park.
Peninsula Hiking Trail
The Peninsula Trail consists 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. Signs will have either the tour number or QR code attached, linking you directly to the tour's mobile version.
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 flier: 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.
Print off this interpretive brochure.
Womble Interpretive History Trail
Explore 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.
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.