Lassiter Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gatesville, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length5.3 miElevation gain183 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyCampingFishingHikingNature tripsPaddle sportsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugs
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Address: 176 Millpond Road, Gatesville, NC 27938-9440 GPS coordinates: 36.437105, -76.701585 Office Phone: (252) 357-1191 North Carolina Div. Of Travel and Tourism, 301 N. Wilmington Street , Raleigh, NC, 27601, Phone: 919-733-4171

Directions from Gatesville, NC: The park is located in northeastern North Carolina in Gates County near the community of Gatesville. Follow US 158 east of Gatesville. Turn right off US 158 onto SR 1403. The park is located 1.5 miles south of US 158. After passing the ranger residence you will see the millpond on your left and a boat ramp, picnic and parking area. The trail begins there. OR you may begin from the lower section of the family campground which is accessible from the main park entrance found directly off US 158.

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Rachael Mckellar
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Stacey Folsom
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Eric Sherman
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Nice elevation mix for a local trail. Well blazed.

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Mary Donnell
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Tom Mouw
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Kirk R
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Nice hike was the only one on the trail.

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Paige H
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Clayton Brown
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Susanne Kjemtrup-Lovelace
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The trail is in good shape with just a bit of mud that was easily avoided. Yes, there is a detour on the trail starting at the family canoe campground which takes you onto the fire road and bike paths. But it’s all well marked. The first three miles of the trail were varied; the last two miles was much the same beech tree terrain. It’s great to have longer loop hike options like this trail, though !

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Jamie Ratcliff
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The trail was great today. Only problem was it seems they have rerouted a part of the trail. So we felt lost for a while on what looked to be a fire road but wasn’t marked at all. However it was a fun change because we have done this trail several times now, so something new was kind of fun.

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Debbie Economos
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Flooded but a great temperature. Beautiful autumn leaves.

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Susan Baxter
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The pond and cypress were great the rest was just ok. Parts were marked with “Keep out” tape???

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Kaliah Cohen
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Yves Roblin
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Chris Randall
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HikingGreat!

Very easy trail, clearly marked.

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Emily DiNoto
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Hiking

Great trail. According to the other reviews I would definitely recommend as a fall trail, no bugs or snakes today. Access the trail from the visitor center parking lot by turning right out of the VC and it is at the end of the parking lot. It's a little confusing at first but you just want to follow along the trail around the pond. The loop though is clearly marked and has mile markers. Once you get on the loop it is clearly marked with white circles.

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Aisha Momaney
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Great for trail running

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Donna Vaughan
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Pretty muddy. And buggy. And it is 6 miles.

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Andrea Bodenberg
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Aaron Betts
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Great trail! Clearly marked and lots of sights.

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Rick Laing
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Jorge Montoya
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Lori Phillips
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WalkingBugs

Nice walk but a lot of bugs, I mean a lot. The walk started to become miserable because of the amount bugs. This trail is fairly long and took us about 3 hours to complete.

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Guy Knapp
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HikingMuddy

First time hiking this trail. Mostly good trail with some parts leaf covered and muddy. Careful of covered roots when hiking and the need to look at ways to get around the muddy parts

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Philip Kander
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Camped over night I the backpacking campsite. Very easy trail no big surprises. Lots of birds to see other wildlife not so much. The owls were extremely talkative at night.

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Zachary Stainback
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Jeffrey Jr.
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took the family and the mut. we had a get time. y'all need to make sure y'all watch your step due to snakes. We went in early September it was 85+ degrees and we seen five or six snakes. one big black ( witch is no big deal) and one real big copper head. all the snakes we seen we're just on the edge of the trail. all in all get little hike.

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Cindy Turner
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A stunning landscape, so vibrant. Don't forget your skeeter spray tho!

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