The Neusiok Trail, one of the most scenic trails in eastern North Carolina and part of the developing Mountain-to-Sea Trail, meanders over 20 miles in the eastern portion of the Croatan National Forest from Pine Cliff Recreation Area on the shore of the Neuse River to Oyster Point in the salt marshes of the Newport River. We will hike about six miles of the northernmost section of the trail, which winds through pine/hardwood upland forest, cypress/palmetto swamp and ends along the sandy shoreline of the Neuse River. The trail is moderate in difficulty. Bring a lunch/snack and drinking water.
There are often muddy sections, so wear water resistant shoes, or bring a change, and other appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Arrive in the Parking Lot of Pine Cliffs Recreation Area no later than 10:00AM. The Hike will begin at the trailhead on Minnesott Ferry Road and end along the beach at the Pinecliff Recreation Area about three hours later. To register for the trip and to get more information, contact Robert Scull at firstname.lastname@example.org.