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Island Creek Trail

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Croatan National Forest, New Bern, NC
+1 919-638-5628
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A brief walk through a small sanctuary for tree lovers

We stopped here on our way to the Neuse River Recreation Area. There is a small pull-off area near... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Peaceful hike with tall trees and a black creek

This hike reminded me of Goose Creek State Park, but with a black creek running through it. We... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Cary, North Carolina
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Croatan National Forest, New Bern, NC
+1 919-638-5628
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

We stopped here on our way to the Neuse River Recreation Area. There is a small pull-off area near the road to park. Being in the woods I suggest you wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the walk. To do the entire loop it took...More

1  Thank growbabygrow
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This hike reminded me of Goose Creek State Park, but with a black creek running through it. We loved it. No bugs in April. There are good signs almost the whole way, but if you stop seeing the signs that the Boy Scouts have made...More

Thank grillin_girl
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is not a walk that will end in some sort of grand view it is a walk that allows you to see God's handy work and view some rare plants and trees. It is not a long walk so most can take it. Be...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Sign says no Bikes, Flat walk in the woods. Not much of interest. Don't plan your day around taking a hike here.

Thank Love_travel_scuba
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The trail is very easy to walk, there are a lot of tree roots in the path that can trip you if you are not paying attention. It's only 1/2 mile in length.

Thank MrG43046
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The husband and I took our 11 month old son on this short and simple hike. It took us a while to find the trailhead and the directions on trip advisor took us through some back country roads that were not paved. The trail is...More

Thank Ilovemountains2
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Short, moderate trail, with white markings on trees to follow. Took us approximately 30-45min to hike, trailed along large creek.

Thank dclemensen2016
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

What's better than enjoying nature? Take the time too relax and enjoy a nice easy walk. Be sure to use some bug spray and check for ticks when you leave.

Thank lizabeth94
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Yup, my friend isn't much for hiking. Actually it's a walk. The trees, plant life, creek, sounds, mushrooms, sounds, quiet, easy to follow trails made it worth it for both of us.

1  Thank Carol W
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Trail was easy to find, parking lot was empty on the week day morning. According to my Fitbit we hiked 5 miles in and out. The water was high so when we got to the stream crossing on the blazed trail the trail went way...More

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