Croatan National Forest — Neusiok Trail

Havelock, North Carolina

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The Neusiok spans the midsection of the Pamlico Peninsula, a wild, low-lying area between the 4-mile-wide Neuse River to the north and the Newport River to the south. Trail development was spearheaded in the 1970s by the Carteret County Wildlife Club and is highly unusual for a trail at the coast. Most coastal trails don’t dare bite off more than a mile or two, perhaps operating under an assumption that the sometimes harsh coastal conditions will discourage most hikers. The Neusiok Trail goes on and on, for nearly 21 miles.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

The Neusiok spans the midsection of the Pamlico Peninsula, a wild, low-lying area between the 4-mile-wide Neuse River to the north and the Newport River to the south. Trail development was spearheaded in the 1970s by the Carteret County Wildlife Club and is highly unusual for a trail at the coast.

Most coastal trails don’t dare bite off more than a mile or two, perhaps operating under an assumption that the sometimes harsh coastal conditions will discourage most hikers. The Neusiok Trail goes on and on, for nearly 21 miles.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Havelock
Distance: 4.7
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Best October through May
Local Maps: USGS Cherry Point, Core Creek, Newport
Driving Directions: Directions to Croatan National Forest — Neusiok Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

1/28/2018
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Nice pine-straw rooty trail that winds through a typical NC coastal swamp. Beautiful ferns and large Pines and a verity of raised wood walkways keep you feet dry ! I don’t know about trying it in July or August with the humidity even though it’s relatively flat. But nothing beats a pine forest for a quiet walk ! Have at it !



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Apr 2018