Cliffs of the Neuse Bird Trail

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Cliffs of the Neuse Bird Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hines Crossroads, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
59 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

wildlife

muddy

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park has been a landmark for centuries and offers impressive cliffs overlooking the Neuse River. Five hiking trails explore the riverside habitats, their mature forests and lead to some quiet fishing spots along the waterway. A favorite facility for the local communities is an 11-acre swimming lake with a bathhouse, grass-covered lawn, sandy beach and diving platform with rental boats available. Expansive picnic grounds are nearby. The park has group campsites and a 35-site family campground. A visitor center offers museum-quality exhibits that explore the natural and cultural history of the region, complementing regular interpretive programs.

2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
7 months ago

The Bird trail at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is a short loop that starts from the Galax trail or the bottom of the 350 yard trail. The trail climbs to a hill that is not really a cliff but does go along the Neuse River for a short way. Didn't see any birds but the habitat definitely will attract them in warmer weather. Not a great trail, but add it to the others at the State Park to get a better workout. One thing about these trails, they are hard packed smooth sand with not many roots, and have several staircases. Great for trail running.