Latta Plantation Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Huntersville, NC that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Really rocky, tons of spiders, guaranteed to sprain 4 ankles in your party of 2
Did Hill and Cove trails, nice wide trails
We went this weekend we loved it especially my hubby &son they enjoy fishing and being in the water.!hopefully we can go next time and get a horse ride.!I just wish they was a lil more area so the kids can swim other then that it was great. !!
1st time and me and the dog will be back
My son and I enjoyed this trail on Mother's Day. It was fun for us both!
It was a fun easy trail. Good for days when you don't have a lot of time to hike but just want to get out in nature for a bit.
Great for trail running!!
It was fun! Good hike for a beginner, not to challenging and not to easy. There are great views of the the water with a couple of access points. It is still winter so not a lot of foliage, so more of a spring thru fall if you want more to look at.
Nice trail for year round hiking.
Each time I visit this trail I see something new. The trail is quiet most week days if you steer clear of the north side near the lake. Accessibility to other park trails, nature center and activities is excellent!
Been hanging out at this park for years. Participating in every activity possible in one way or the other and they have them all. The trails are average but the park makes up for it. Worth the trip if your a local.
I am not a fan of equal parts hiking/horse trails, but I did know in advance. Once you get off the horse trails it is lovely.
The trails are great, view is awesome and they have a lot of family friendly activities right near the park. You can go the raptors center or go horse back riding. The trails are also dog friendly but leashes are required!! Still a great day trip for anyone!
Latta Plantation has a variety of intersecting trails, giving you a variety of options in both distance and scenery. Our hike took in portions of the Hill, Split Rock and Cove Trails for a total distance of 5.4 miles. The Hill Trail is essentially a gravel service road to give the power company access to power lines. The Split Rock trail takes you into the woods for a cooler and more remote stroll. The cove trail follows a portion of the Mountain Island Lake shoreline.
Recent heavy rains left a few sections of the Cove Trail flooded out, but it was not difficult to find an alternate route around the water. Exposed roots and some fairly rocky conditions demand that you pay attention to your footing and might make a hike difficult for some.
Park at the Latta Plantation Nature Center parking lot, where you can pick up a map, then follow the connector trail to the hill trail, which will take you out to the other, intersecting trails. There is no cost. All in all, this is a nice, quick getaway from the urban atmosphere of nearby Charlotte.
Very beautiful place, and has great scenery against the water. Horses are allowed on the trails, so if youre not horse friendly, or mind the poop on the trails, this may not be the best place for you. But it is a great place to feel a burn and be able to jog steadily! Wonderful spots to sit and relax on some trails too.
I enjoy the trails. The day I went was nice and it wasn't too busy. Hills can be difficult.