We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lower Haw River State Natural Area

Features Animals
Review Highlights
A hidden gem.

The Lower Haw River tumbles over rapids and spreads out into several different channels as it makes... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Will C
Raleigh, North Carolina
Peaceful and enjoyable

Spent a couple hours here, hiking the trails and walking the bridge. Excellent area to enjoy nature... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Warner Robins, Georgia
via mobile
Read all 10 reviews
All photos (30)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“jordan lake”(2 reviews)
“hidden gem”(2 reviews)
“hike”(5 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
502 Bynum Rd # 592, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9348
+1 919-715-2661
Reviews (10)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews jordan lake hidden gem hike hiking bank bridge park
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The Lower Haw River tumbles over rapids and spreads out into several different channels as it makes it's way to Jordan Lake. Hiking is great in the fall, winter and early spring. I like to park at the bridge on Hwy 64, the Pittsboro side...More

6  Thank Will C
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple hours here, hiking the trails and walking the bridge. Excellent area to enjoy nature and appreciate serene settings. Sometimes the best things in life are free. This is one of them.

2  Thank HerrP
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Lower Haw River State Natural Area protects a section of the Haw River from US-15/501 in Bynum south to Jordan Lake. It's managed as a satellite of Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. As a natural area, it is less developed than a park and as...More

2  Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 20 September 2017

When I clicked on the web page, it is not the specific website. It is not even on the list. The web link should be changed or updated!

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Smaller hike, we went to the cabin locations first and hiked the trail around the lake and then directed to the new section off Church St, that was a nice quiet area, about a 45-60 minute hike, pretty.

2  Thank susan l
Reviewed 12 September 2016

i love this little spot for a hike near home. Not much more than a mile out and then back again, but it is delightful along the Haw with some interesting old artifacts along there.

1  Thank Gina D
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The lower Haw River trail is a pretty hike and you can stop along the way to enjoy the flowing river. Take a rest by the river bank and enjoy the quiet.

1  Thank dpoin21
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Haw River area offers both excitement and relaxation blended together. The river is clean and stimulating, while adjacent paths offer a different peaceful adventure. So many photo opportunities or just absorb the moments.

1  Thank Judi n
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Almost afraid to review: The best part is how secret it is... not heavily travelled. One of the prettiest spots on earth.

2  Thank Ana F
Reviewed 16 November 2014

The parking area is next to the bridge on 15-501 (between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro). The Haw River is a popular spot for canoeists and hikers. The nature area covers around 1000 acres including both sides of the river so there are plenty of trails...More

3  Thank cheryl h
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Hyatt Place Chapel Hill / Southern Village
179 reviews
15.71 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro
845 reviews
18.64 km away
The Franklin
751 reviews
18.92 km away
The Carolina Inn
1,647 reviews
18.93 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 49 nearby restaurants
S & T Soda Shoppe
217 reviews
5.67 km away
The Phoenix Bakery
137 reviews
5.64 km away
Small B & B Cafe
100 reviews
5.45 km away
Allen and Son
124 reviews
3.69 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 26 nearby attractions
Carolina Tiger Rescue
169 reviews
4.38 km away
Fearrington Village
124 reviews
6.48 km away
Starrlight Mead
41 reviews
5.08 km away
The Joyful Jewel
17 reviews
5.69 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lower Haw River State Natural Area staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines