Coleman Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Coleman Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gatesville, NC that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles 50 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly





nature trips





wild flowers



2 months ago

Great intro trail to hiking and backpacking. Our Scout Troop hikes this and the other trails at Merchant's Mill Pond State Park on a regular basis. We visit all year long, although the fall and winter are my favorites. During the late spring you need to prepare for red bugs (chiggers.) I also have some good snake pictures, mostly red bellied water snakes and black tree snakes. There are several options for camping and we will combine multiple trails to get a hike that matches our desired length.

6 months ago

took the family out and it was a blast

3 years ago

A nice little trail. It is an easy trail with benches about every half mile. It seems like the forest keeps changing moods. Light and dark; pine, hardwood and cypress; level and bouncing up and down; the surface of the trail itself goes from moss to leaves to sand to pine needles.

3 years ago

This is a beautiful trail. Most of it is woodland but there is one area where it comes down to the cypress swamp and even offers a bench to sit and watch. There was a flock of ducks sitting a few feet away from us and suddenly they got very spooked. I never saw what it was. It could have been an alligator, a turtle or maybe they just did not like us sitting there??? I would have loved to get a picture of an alligator in a cypress swamp if that was it.