Cattail Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near Huntersville, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 29 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

partially paved

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

awesome family friendly trail..lots of shade and cover and nice water trail

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3 months ago

Great trail with kids and dogs. Plenty of places to stop and enjoy the view. Easy walking trail.

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4 months ago

Nice quiet trail with many places to stop and enjoy the views.

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10 months ago

Very nice hike; I went early in the morning and was the only person on the trail. The deer flies were definitely active, so bring bug spray. Trail is in great condition even after recent flooding.

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Mon Jul 16 2018

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.

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Sat May 19 2018

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

Fri Sep 29 2017

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

hiking
Tue Jun 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.

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Fri Dec 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.

hiking
Tue Nov 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.

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Tue 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.

Sun Mar 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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