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
Carrier needed No
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

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.

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About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.