Lower Haw River State Natural Area Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The stretch of Haw River south of Bynum to Jordan Lake is popular with kayakers. Even during the dry fall, it usually has enough water to run; during the wet spring, the section right above Jordan Lake is a particular favorite with Triangle’s more experienced white-water boaters. A number of boulder fields that spill down from the mild ridgelines flanking the Haw’s east and west banks add to the attraction.
For the Piedmont, it’s unusually rocky. And until 2001, it was largely the domain of boaters with access to these public waters and to the few in-the-know hikers privy to the fishing trails on this land, part of the extensive, fragmented Duke Forest. Haw Slopes offers a rocky, riparian romp for the moderately adventurous hiker."