Latta Plantation Trail

Huntersville, North Carolina

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We hike for many reasons. One is to explore the unknown, such as a rare Piedmont prairie. You wouldn’t know it today, but prairies were once common throughout the Piedmont. With a few small exceptions, those Piedmont prairies have long since disappeared, but efforts are underway to restore the grasslands in a few remnant locations. One of those locations is at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. The preserve has 16 miles of trail, but only one prairie, which the 4 miles described here circumnavigate.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

We hike for many reasons. One is to explore the unknown, such as a rare Piedmont prairie. You wouldn’t know it today, but prairies were once common throughout the Piedmont.

With a few small exceptions, those Piedmont prairies have long since disappeared, but efforts are underway to restore the grasslands in a few remnant locations. One of those locations is at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. The preserve has 16 miles of trail, but only one prairie, which the 4 miles described here circumnavigate.

©  Joe Miller/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Huntersville
Distance: 4.2
Elevation Gain: 277 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours
Season: Best in Spring
Local Maps: USGS Mount Island Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Latta Plantation Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/22/2010
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Great Hike, My family and I hiked the well marked trails, gravel with some rocky areas once you get to the cove trail near the water, maps at Nature center,



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