Latta Plantation Piedmont Prairie Trail and Mountain Island Lake Loop

Charlotte, North Carolina 28290

Latta Plantation Piedmont Prairie Trail and Mountain Island Lake Loop

Latta Plantation: Piedmont Prairie Trail & Mountain Island Lake Loop Professional Review and Guide

"The 1,345-acre Latta Plantation Nature Preserve offers an abundance of outdoor activities that include paddling, horseback riding, fishing, birding, and hiking. Along the trails, you will encounter several picnic shelters and fishing piers, so feel free to pack a lunch or bring your pole along for the hike. During the summer, you’d do well to bring along some bug spray. This hike combines several existing trails within the preserve, creating a route that includes most of the highlights of this popular destination. The trail starts in a shady and dense bottomland hardwood forest along the shore of Mountain Island Lake. It skirts past one of the region’s few remaining and restored Piedmont prairies (described later) and follows along the shore of Mountain Island Lake, where you will find several small beaches. This trail is best in the spring, before the heat hits Mecklenburg County, or in the fall, when the leaves in Piedmont country are turning color."

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Trail Information

Charlotte
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Latta Plantation Park
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