Peninsula Trail

Harris Lake County Park, North Carolina

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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.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
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.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Harris Lake County Park
Distance: 4.9
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trailhead Elevation: 227 feet
Top Elevation: 233 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Peninsula Trail
Parks: Harris Lake County Park
Elevation Min/Max: 224/233 ft
Elevation Start/End: 227/227 ft
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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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May 2018