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Island Creek Trail

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Address: Croatan National Forest, New Bern, NC
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+1 919-638-5628

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Nice walk

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.

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Millersport, Ohio
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 my family approximately 30 minutes. The posted trail map was illegible which was slightly concerning... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 for the various types of trees, then you have probably strayed off the loop. The... More 

Thank grillin_girl
New Bern, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 sure to bring a lunch basket and picnic on the ground along the trail. My... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
Millersport, Ohio
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203 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 very simple and supposed to be a loop but part of the trail is under... More 

Thank Ilovemountains2
Lewisville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
Spokane, Washington
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

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Ophelia, Virginia
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 under water so we hung a left and followed the in marked but obvious trail... More 

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