Island Creek Forest Walk Trail

EASY 17 reviews
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Island Creek Forest Walk Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pollocksville, NC that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.7 miles 175 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

nature trips
9 days ago

This is Game Lands, This is NOT a PARK we have seen 14 bears, coyotes, bobcats recently. Do not enter these area if you do not have the orange on , stay OUT. If you get shot it will be your fault, stay OUT.

4 months ago

A bit plain, but tree knowledge is kind of fun to gain by reading signs around them.

hiking
6 months ago

Great little get away, not to far out of town but a very enjoyable trail. Wish I could camp there for the night.

walking
6 months ago

Went on this trail today with my six year old daughter. She loved it. We ended up walking the trail twice. My only complaint is that it says its over 3 miles long but when we walked it, it seem more like only a mile or so.

7 months ago

Well shaded and quiet. Lots of birds and squirrels. nice walk.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a pretty relaxing walk, with some small river running through a small section. An easy trail to start a Sunday with. (Not much of a work out though)

7 months ago

enjoyed a good walk through :)

9 months ago

Nice trail but only about one mile is marked.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike! Gotta be careful of where you go though, since the trail is not all marked!

birding
1 year ago

Great trail, not all of it is clearly marked. Will try to figure out how to post the map from a few years ago, or email me for it! Rachelviolin@gmail.com

hiking
1 year ago

2 years ago

Went here expecting five miles....got less than one. Then I found out they close part of the trail for some part of te year. Wondered why....I decided to go past the signs and home it out. Big mistake. Ticks ticks ticks. The size of a pinhead no less. Me and my dog were covered. However all this aside, the trail was beautiful. Will be back......with big spray!!!!! :)

hiking
2 years ago

Great little hike. There's 4 geocaches available in this park if you like geocaching.

hiking
4 years ago

I have been on this trail twice. I have taken my Dobermans and they love it. We just don't love the abundance of ticks that we came home with. In the spring, they did not have any ticks but just a week ago when we hiked we brought home dozens of them. I lve this trail, it is nice, quiet and scenic. Small width trails but can be adventurous for the mountain biker. We will return when tick season has subsided.

There are many looping trails that allows both long and short hikes. Both times we have hiked up to 5 miles.

hiking
5 years ago

This hike is a good walk in the woods. Whereas the national forest maintains the .5 mile trial, there are roughly 8 miles of trails attached to it and each other. these are privately maintained but very accessible to hikers and mountain bikes. About 1/2 of the private trails are along fire lanes. Scenery includes a secluded creek with about 10-20 foot bluffs overlooking it. A few gently rolling small hills. it is eastern NC after all. This part does take you down to the creek in a swampy area. While most of the hike is dry, a small portion can get your feet wet or muddy depending on recent weather. The other trails take you into a pine savanna and down an old logging road. This area is very open, while the area around the creek is very wooded and during the summer has a lot of greenery. They say that Venus Flytraps grow here, but I have yet to see one. This hike is very easy. I started taking it with my son when he was 10yrs old. All trails are blazed and well maintained through out the year. There is a small kiosk at the beginning with a very accurate map of all trails. It is all looped so you will always end at the beginning. No need to stage vehicles or arrange rides. Area is hunted during season so wear orange. Also be aware of ticks and other insects in the summer, especially mosquitoes. I find early spring to be a god time to hike. Leaves and flowers are coming in, its still cool, and very little insects or other slithering animals are around. There is no water or any other facilities located here bring it with you. Only a trash can in the parking area. Parking area will hold about 10 cars maybe more if done right.