Guilford-Mackintosh Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Guilford-Mackintosh Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Whitsett, North Carolina 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.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

11 days ago

Epic trail me and my girlfriend plan to go back and kayak sometime

hiking
13 days ago

Best hiking trail I've been on! The first half goes up a hill, hugging the lake. Then the 2nd half circles down going through a beautiful path along man-placed trees.

trail running
29 days ago

Lots of roots and rocks... don't fuel with pre-workout before checking in at the entrance.

hiking
1 month ago

3 months ago

park closed on Wednesday and Thursday.....

hiking
4 months ago

A nice easy trail! I would not call it moderate at all.

hiking
4 months ago

good trail but somewhat rocky and rooty

4 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Nice scenery, clearly marked trail.

trail running
6 months 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.

7 months ago

backpacking
7 months 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.

7 months ago

8 months ago

walking
9 months ago

Nice walk and nice views!

10 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.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail! All under tree cover. Beautiful hike!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Very good easy hike. The 3 mile loop brings you around the lake and through the forest. Nice scenic easy stroll.