Harris Lake Peninsula Hiking Trail, New Hill

Directions: From Raleigh: Take 440 to US 1 South. Take US 1 12 miles from beltline to exit 89. Take a left and go about 2 miles to the park entrance. Go to the back of the park and turn right into the parking area.

From Durham/Ch. Hill: Take 751 past New Hill and over US 1. After crossing over US 1 go about 2 miles to the park entrance. Go to the back of the park and turn right into the parking area.

Trail Information: There are 2 trails, one is a mountain bike trail and the other is a Running/Hiking trail.  The Running trail is 5 miles through the woods. It is well maintained and nice mix of hills and flats. There are large angry bugs at the lake, bring bug spray in the summer.
Running on the mountain bike trails at any time is prohibited.

Miscellaneous Information: Web site for the park itself:
http://www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake/Pages/default.aspx

Web site for the trails:
http://www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake/Pages/trails.aspx

Harris Lake County Park also has full amenities such as restrooms, picnic shelters, play areas, Frisbee golf, and fishing locations.

Scott Simmons

Corrections and updates provided by Kathleen Hebert