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I love this trail. Run it regularly. Seen rattlesnakes twice. Wear insect repellent with deet during summer because of chiggers and ticks.

backpacking
26 days ago

This was my first overnight full backpacking trip in a long time. I had done two day trips of the trail in different sections prior to my thru hike. Both day hikes were in the northern section. My thru hike was in may and the Lord blessed me with mild and somewhat cool temps during the day- high sixties. Also there was no rain but I did get wet anyway- more feet wet. The trail in the southern section between 3 and 6 was very wet. I tried to skirt around some the parts of the trail that were inundated but I eventually gave up. I was wearing water proof hiking boots but that did not help. Once I emerged onto the FR (straight section with the old boat) hiking north, the trail was a lot dryer. The southern section was very scenic along the sound and not as densely wooded. I camped at a nice shelter with a water pump just south of Hwy 101. The next day I got up early, had a nice breakfast and then broke camp. North of Hwy 101 was a very nice and dry hike. I did have to traverse on a few boardwalks. There I spotted a few black water snakes- not poisonous. When I got north of Ferry Rd there were some short ups and downs and this section traversed thru some nice old growth hardwood forest. Eventually I was hiking along Cahoogue Creek and had some nice water views. It fed into Havelock Creek and then into the Neuse River. I stopped at another nice shelter with a water pump and another nice view of the water- The Cahoogue was getting wider. The shelter was clean and it faced west towards the water. As I kept walk north I was getting closer to The Marine Corp Cherry Point Air Station. Jets were taking off and it was a great display of our military's might. I felt safe that day. The final leg was along the Neuse River heading east along the shore. Great water views here and a view of the Cherry Branch-Minnesott Beach Ferry. This trail is best done from October through the beginning of May. During the summer I am sure it would be hot muggy and buggy. I did luck out as late as I went.

on Weetock Trail

hiking
1 month ago

a bit grown up. not much traveled lately.

hiking
1 month ago

Not well marked. Can't figure out where to enter trail.

Doesn't appear to be good for dogs if the part that looked like it might be the trail was... Not open enough to safely walk dogs

Hiked the yellow 1.9 trail, could hear traffic during the first part but then it faded out. Easy trail to walk, no inclines, didn't see anything except little lizards, the forest was so quiet, couldn't even hear birds chirping. A bit buggy so bring spray. Came across some water holes and the pond was nice. Good place to go if your looking for a quick hike in the area.

walking
1 month ago

Very nice trail. I can't wait to break out the stroller on this one. Beautiful ocean views

This is a nice walk, we walk this often with our boys. Also a good trail to run, there are a number of people who use this trail for that purpose.

Nice little walking trail while I was camping and geocaching in the area several years ago.

walking
1 month ago

Nice scenic trail which I did several years ago while campjng/geocaching in the area with my four Shih Tzu companions.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Super bummed with this trail. We left from the Oyster Point campground, and it was great for about .35mi...until it was completely washed out. No warning or notice from the trail start. Definitely had potential but poorly maintained and would have been nice to have a heads up that it was closed or something. Hopefully we will get an opportunity to try it again.

mountain biking
2 months ago

I completed this trail in the beginning of April on a mountain bike. I am new to mountain biking and found it was great for beginners. The trails were not marked the best but the views along the creek were absolutely gorgeous.

mountain biking
2 months ago

We rode the northern segment this morning. Definitely a woodsy trail with lots of surprises including sharp blind turns both up and down steep inclines over roots and drops---- i suggest wearing safety glasses due to growth overhang and morning spider webs. The trail is narrow but mostly firm with some loose sand, leaf and pine-straw cover, and exposed red clay. We saw 3 snakes within 1 mile--- none poisonous. We had a beginner with us and had to cut short soon after entering the south segment. Hope to be back soon.

Trail only accessible via MCAS Cherry Point--- military ID required or accompanied

Beautiful creek

Great trail! I needed a good area to walk my overly energetic dog, and this place offered more than enough to peak her interest!

hiking
2 months ago

A very easy walk with several vistas of the tidal marsh along the trail. Also, there are several walkovers with great views of the marsh and tributaries. Wildlife viewing depends on the time of day and year. Highlights from today's walk yielded great white and blue herons, a kingfisher going about his business and several passing ibis. I often visit this area for wildlife photography but was on a plein-air outing today. This is my favorite walk-about when in this area.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Simple, well marked, and well kept. Some small wildlife if you don't mind sharing the trail (saw a snake, turtle, and a couple lizards) Definitely pack some bug spray though, and maybe wear some pants because ticks are heavy.

Badly marked trail. Not maintained very well. Lots of ticks.

Amazing hike did the whole thing even found a snake trying to eat some bird eggs

We chose this hike to get in a good 13 miles. Barely got 9 because of the impassable swamp at about mile 5. Disappointing. Started out great then got very muddy and became a mud puddle obstacle course which eventually lead to the swamp. It’d be nice if the trail was completely maintained with foot bridges like the first few miles. But alas it wasn’t and was disappointed.

mountain biking
3 months ago

good trail, if you do it on bike be prepared for some sand, its marked better than it used to be. map needs updated, from the trailhead using GPS I'm tracking the loop is 2.35 miles.

hiking
3 months ago

I walk portions of this trail a couple times a week. It is beautiful, and the periodic streams that cross the trail are great for the dogs. I did encounter a very large black bear crossing the Forest Road on the ride into Haywood Landing about a week ago, luckily I was in my truck at the time. Black bears do not tend to be aggressive so I have continued to hike the trail but with bear spray :)

hiking
3 months ago

Nice views and a good amount of secondary trails to explore

Great easy trail with awesome views.

I enjoyed in the cold weather, i dont think i would ever hike this when its warm out or bug season This section had some impressive boardwalks.

I enjoyed in the cold weather, i dont think i would ever hike this when its warm out or bug season. this section was very wet.

App didn’t follow trail but the views were pretty good and had Military jets flying over head a few times.

I enjoy this trail. It is dog friendly, and very easy. I, unfortunately, have only been able to go on the shorter section because of my wife, but it's a good trail for physical therapy. easy, small inclies, and you have the option to walk on sand or dirt almost the whole time.

Great trail decent hills for Eastern North Carolina. Trail is really easy to follow and well kept.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful sunny hike- would highly recommend!

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