Peninsula Trail

Harris Lake County Park, North Carolina

Elevation Gain23ft
Trailhead Elevation227ft
Elevation Min/Max224/233ft
Elevation Start/End227/227ft

Peninsula Trail

Peninsula Trail is a hiking trail in Wake County, North Carolina. It is within Harris Lake County Park. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 227 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 23 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking.

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"This trek skirts the shores of Harris Lake, a scenic impoundment in southern Wake County. The hiker-only path never runs far from shore, except to cross the peninsula on which it lies. You’ll see ponds, old homesites, and a restored longleaf pine forest amid nearly constant quality scenery. Overshadowed by Jordan Lake and Falls Lake, Harris Lake can hold its own in splendor, as proven by a hike on the Peninsula Trail. True to its name, the Peninsula Trail circles an arrow-shaped point of land jutting into Harris Lake. In fact, the entirety of Harris Lake County Park is situated on this peninsula dividing the Oak Creek arm of the lake from the Little Branch arm. Duke Energy dammed Beaver Creek just before it flows into its mother stream, the Cape Fear River, to provide water for the Harris Nuclear Power Plant, creating Harris Lake."

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Trail Information

Harris Lake County Park
Nearby City
Harris Lake County Park
Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill, NC 27562; (919) 387-4342;
Local Contacts
Harris Lake County Park; USGS Cokesbury
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