Guilford-Mackintosh Trail

MODERATE 37 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.

3.1 miles
232 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

paddle sports

road biking

trail running





wild flowers


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.

mountain biking
5 months ago

This trail is very rocky and rooty...definitley "shaken not stirred". Did the northeast park trail before this one which is only 15 min north from here and had a much better ride. This trail is split into 3 distances depending on how much you want to do.

6 months ago

Beautiful, shaded trail and park with lots to do- kayak, canoeing and peddle boating!

7 months ago

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

7 months 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
7 months ago

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

10 months ago

park closed on Wednesday and Thursday.....

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

good trail but somewhat rocky and rooty

trail running
Monday, January 02, 2017

Nice scenery, clearly marked trail.

trail running
Friday, December 02, 2016

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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Nice walk and nice views!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Great trail! All under tree cover. Beautiful hike!

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

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.

Monday, May 30, 2016


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Good hike with kids and dog.

Friday, November 27, 2015

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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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

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