Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Latta Plantation Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
1 month ago

Compared to other trails in Latta this trail has the most elevation gain per mile. It’s also the least crowded one specially on weekdays. Horses not allowed and footing is technical for running.
I would rate it moderate compared to others in the park.

The split rock trail is great but don't take cove trail, it stays underneath power lines in the sun and part of it is heavily overgrown.

trail running
2 months ago

Love this little trail as part of a longer run here at Latta

I really enjoy these trails for trail running.

walking
3 months ago

Bring bug spray! The loop trail is simple and easy to follow, you can’t get lost. There are lots of access points to the lake and bathrooms at the trailhead. There is a fishing pier. The path is clear with lots of tree roots. I went on a Monday around 7pm, there were about 8 other groups out on the trail and enjoying the shore line. Made it around the loop in less than 30 minutes walking at a leisurely place. Saw a few people walking dogs and fishing. There are picnic tables and grills all around the loop, and a covered pavilion at the trail head. Parking is paved with 30ish spots. A majority of the trail is flat forest ground, some paved.

hiking
4 months ago

Aptly named and so beautiful. I wish I lived here so I could walk these trails all the time.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike but very pretty and peaceful. Amazing greenery and the lake was nice.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Very scenic trail, lots of opportunities to stop for a minute and take the beautiful lake Catawba.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Very scenic trail, lots of opportunities to stop for a minute and take the beautiful lake Catawba.

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nice scenic short trail that outlines the peninsula in Latta Plantation Park. The trail is woody, with great views of Lake Catawba. Do this trail with your children and bring your fishing pole if you have a little time. Nice place for a short day hike.

One of the better options close to Charlotte. Solid hike, but nothing too memorable. Perfect outing if you live in charlotte and don't want to drive too far.

hiking
Friday, December 23, 2016

This park is beautiful. I took my dog here it was a beautiful day in December. This trail itself is really small I think it's .36miles total but I'm not 100% sure. There are other various trails I believe throughout latta the same size or larger. This trail is kind of a joke- it isn't even really marked. There's also a creepy memoir where a person died? I'm not sure - just assuming due to the nature of the objects by the trees and the photo/prayer posted. I love latta but this trail sucks.

This is part of the extensive Latta Plantation Nature Preserve trail system. Parking next to the nature center at the entrance, I hiked the Hill, Cove and Split Rock Trails for just over five miles. The Hill Trail is wide and is often shared with horses from the equestrian center. The Cove Trail loops through the woods, getting you close to the lake in several places. The trail is filled with small rocks. I had to be careful with all the leaves on the ground. The split Rock Trail also gets you close to the water, and is not nearly as rocky. I really enjoyed the combination of trails on a beautiful fall day.

hiking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A short and easy loop, with wonderful views as it follows along the edge of the lake for much of the distance. It is very family and dog-friendly, and is easy to combine with many other trails at the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve.

birding
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I suggest to park at the canoe launch, take the Audubon and the Cattail loops. Bathrooms are in the middle. about an hour. east hike, watch for roots.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Easy trail next to the water...short loop with pretty scenery. We did the Audubon loop which was a little more challenging but still easy with better views of the water.

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