Courtesy of the River Kings, there is a series of excellent video guides to the Haw River Paddle Trail available on YouTube. The videos serve as a great preview for paddling various parts of the river. Note that they combine the river sections differently than outlined on the HRT website, but cover the same areas. The River Kings do a great job providing a map overview of what to expect in each section, including important safety information, with the videos following the narrator as he paddles the key parts of each section.
Click on the links below to view the section of interest. The River Kings are not affiliated with the Haw River Trail.
Brooks Bridge to Altamahaw
Altamahaw to Shallow Ford Natural Area
Shallow Ford Natural Area to Glencoe
Glencoe to Red Slide Park
Red Slide Park to Swepsonville River Park
Swepsonville River Park to Saxapahaw Lake
Saxapahaw Mill Race to Union Bridge
Union Bridge to Chicken Bridge
Chicken Bridge to Bynum
Bynum to NC 64
The Lower Haw: NC 64 to Jordan Lake