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Latta Plantation Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Huntersville, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, bird watching, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 383 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Bird watching Forest Lake Views Muddy Rocky
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Please note that if it rains, this trail may become very muddy.

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Logan brice
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Hiking

The trail was great, make sure to bring snacks and waters it takes a good bit try your best to pick up trash along the way.

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Jason Nota
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Combination of forest, lake, river and a prairie.

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Kevin Selby
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Hiking

You might see some horses.

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SimplyCrys1 .
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Hiking

It was nice and shaded most of the way. The app says it stroller friendly but...it’s kinda not. Lol. It’s pretty bumpy. There were spots where I had to make my baby walk and I carried her stroller. I’ll definitely be back but pretty sure I won’t have her stroller.

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Connor Roche
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Hiking
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Tamkico Alford
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HikingGreat!
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Cameron Farmer
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Hiking

Not alatta actual trail, mostly wide path walking. Still nice, though.

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Alessandro Berredo
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HikingGreat!
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Spicy Hobbit
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Hiking

great trail but the ending needs some more detail on how the original hiker went. we were confused and ended up over by the north kayak location. other than that and excellent trail

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Haja Kamara
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Lisa M
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HikingGreat!Rocky

I was on the trail by 8:30, a little later than I'd hoped. There were few people on my route. The roots, rocks and shoreline made it interesting and definitely worth repeating.

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Shannon Allan
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Vince Marcucci
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HikingRocky

Good trail but, I would choose other options in the area over doing it again. Also, there is a tree down on the Cove Trail portion that forces you to go off the trail to get around it.

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Mitch Motsinger
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Hosman Martinez
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HikingBlowdownOff trailOver grown
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Kait Collenborne
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Hiking

Great trail. But sadly they just closed due to covid 19.

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Kristine Boyd
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Hiking

Great walk. Mostly shaded with nice water views. Part gravel, part packed trail with some rocky areas with uneven footing. Few people on trail.

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Caity Kruse
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HikingRocky
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Emily Poole
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HikingRocky
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Hailey Andresen
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HikingMuddyWashed out

Trails are very muddy due to all the recent rain. Water levels on Mountain Island Lake are very high. Water reaches the trails at some points.

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Nicole Durham
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Mallory Cochran
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Hiking

Apparently January 1st is a NC holiday for free park tours.... very tourist-y but doubt that’s the norm.

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“Hiking Realtor” Charlotte
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Hiking

Completed the Cove & Hill Trail on a cool fall morning. Latta Nature Preserve is located in Huntersville, NC bordering Mountain Island Lake. Trails are marked fairly well with enough density to give you that “in the woods” feel. The trail starts behind the Nature Center and loops around the Northeast portion of the park. Boat access is available in several areas of the park. Trail is also a well traveled equestrian trail so heads up. It’s a fairly easy trail with little or no inclines throughout your walk. This is a nice trail for a solo or group hike with kids. The trail is fairly quiet and part of the trail opens up to the private Latta Springs Community. Lake views, boating, horse riding, hiking and the Nature Center are all great reasons to do this hike.

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CA Fit
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Hiking

This was the first time my pup & I had been to Latta & we loved it. The trails are awesome, you have a good variety of terrains. We will def be coming back soon, considering it’s so close which is another plus for us!!

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Claire Lechtenberg
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grownRocky

There are definitely quiet parts of this trail: Cove Trail and Piedmont Prairie have less traffic. Be careful if you decide to explore Piedmont Prairie - in the autumn the path is covered in leaves and markers are not clear, one can get easily turned around.

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