Trail

Merchant's Millpond State Park - Coleman Trail

Gates County, NC
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

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This 2-mile loop offers beautiful and secluded hiking. The route takes you down to a view of the millpond and features long stretches of green mossy trail, lovely foliage in the fall, and several small bridges (always popular with kids). This is a Kids in Parks TRACK trail and has kid-friendly brochures, including a scavenger hunt, at the trailhead.

Exposed roots and incline changes mean that this trail is not good for any wheels. Bugs and snakes make this trail best for cooler weather.

The trailhead is located in the boat ramp parking lot, off of Mill Pond Rd. There is a restroom at the trailhead.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Lake, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

There are 6 small bridges on this trail. Motivate kids to complete the loop by challenging them to find and cross all 6!

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Park in the Boat Ramp lot, off of Mill Pond Rd.

Trail Contributor

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Mom of 3 boys, residing in northeastern NC.