Work off your Thanksgiving dinner while enjoying the beautiful scenery at Jordan Lake on this 5.4 mile hike on the New Hope Overlook Red Trail. This is a moderately difficult hike with some steep hills, rocks, and roots on the trail and we will be traveling at a pace of approx.3.5 mph. Wear sturdy hiking boots and bring water. We will meet on Friday, 1/29, at 1pm at the New Hope Overlook Trailhead. This is a cross-post with the Raleigh Recreational Hiking Group and is limited to a total of 10 hikers. Please be on time as we will only wait a maximum of 10 minutes before departing. See directions below:
TO TRAILHEAD: From Cary/Apex, take US 64 toward Jordan Lake. Turn south on Beaver Creek Road/SR 1008 and continue for three miles. Turn right onto Pea Ridge Road and continue for 2.2 miles. Turn right onto W. H. Jones Rd., continue .1 miles to park entrance where there is a fork. Continue right to the parking area. I'll meet you at the trailhead located on the left side of the parking lot (opposite side from the restroom).
Hike Leader: Barbara A.; Cell:[masked] (please note that cell service is very limited in this area, so it may not be possible to reach me).
Trail Map: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jord/pics/newhope.pdf