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Haw River Trail: Saxapahaw Section

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 9' 3 m
Descent: -30' -9 m
High: 445' 136 m
Low: 418' 127 m

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Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

Enjoy a nice river trail that cuts by farmland and forest.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

The extension of this trail is relatively new and is supposed to go even further in the future. From the parking lot in Saxapahaw, head down hill past the main building with the beer and the ballroom. Find the stairs that head to the river.

From there, you simply hike along the river down stream. The first section of forest you pass through is rich with bird life. Continue along the trail over some sturdy repurposed bridges.

The forest first opens up for the power line easement. After re-entering the forest, you next come upon some lovely open farmland. In the distance you can see an organic chicken farm with some attentive Great Pyrenees dogs guarding the flock. From here, you enter a mixed beech and oak forest and cross some newer wood bridges. The trail abruptly ends with trail markers promising more trail to come.

Flora & Fauna

There are lots of birds along the river, so bring your binoculars if you have a pair.

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The end of the trail for the time being
Dec 3, 2017 near Saxapahaw, NC
Creek crossing along the trail
Dec 3, 2017 near Saxapahaw, NC
Magnificient Beech Tree
Dec 3, 2017 near Saxapahaw, NC

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