Guilford-Mackintosh Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Guilford-Mackintosh Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Whitsett, NC that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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.

3.1 miles 287 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A little over 3 mile loop next to Lake Mackintosh. Moderate terrain with some roots, rocks and hills. Very clean and open view of the wooded area. Little to no brush growth under the trees.

trail running
2 days ago

Nice 5k run. Just enough roots, rocks, and rolling hills to make it interesting, but not enough to force a slow pace. Love the quartz outcrops.

Would give it 5 stars if it was a few miles longer.

13 days ago

backpacking
19 days ago

Nov 15, 2016 completed the 3 mile loop with a 20 pound back pack and it was a nice hike. Trail was easy to follow, a few small hills. there was a gazebo about the half way mark and it overlooked the water. There were a few benches to rest. There were some rocks and roots but overall I thought it was fairly easy.
The park is closed on Wed and Thur as mentioned before and Dec and Jan it will only be open Friday Saturday and Sunday.

walking
2 months ago

Nice walk and nice views!

3 months ago

I went to mountain bike for the first time here this morning, beware, closed Wednesday's and Thursdays. I will return to give a more accurate review when I can get in. No posting here or hours listed that showed they are closed mid week, wanted others to know.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! All under tree cover. Beautiful hike!

5 months ago

this was a fun hike with a natural path, occassional benches, bridges, a gazebo, a picnic area - good idea for next time!, lots of frogs! turtles, lake views, mushrooms, etc. its lightly trafficked and good for hiking or running. there are lots of other activities to do at the park as well! great visit. we even did half of it in the rain and enjoyed it.

hiking
6 months ago

great

1 year ago

Good hike with kids and dog.

hiking
1 year ago

Love this trail! Roots and rocks make it a bit challenging, but doable for most folks. There's a one mile loop for anyone looking for a shorter adventure.

1 year ago

Shaded trail, very relaxing. Rates are good for kayaking. In the summer they do evening paddles.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice trail, quiet and some great Lake views!

hiking
2 years ago

Nice trail, portions move alongside the Lake Macintosh. Three mile loop, takes about an hour or less to complete.