Cliffs of the Neuse Lake Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Cliffs of the Neuse Lake Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hines Crossroads, North Carolina that features a lake 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.

1.4 miles
98 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly





paddle sports

trail running







Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, with impressive cliffs overlooking the Neuse River, has been a landmark for centuries. Five hiking trails explore the riverside habitats and 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.

3 months ago

The Lake Trail at Cliffs of the Neuse is a very smooth trail meandering through the woods and by the lake and boathouse. Very pretty, however the trail is not at all marked well. There are no trail markers nor is it on any of the permanent maps at the park.

6 months ago

Enjoyed it!

10 months ago

This area is a great place to hike. Plenty of hills and great scenery that will give you a killer workout with great views. Great place to bring your dog. Stay away from the water unless it is the lake area. The lake area is fairly clean BUT the Neuse River is nothing but a septic tank now. I don't even let my dog get near the water unless its the lake. This place would get five stars if it were not for how nasty the water is. Don't get caught with your dog in the lake. The Park Officials frown on that lol lol

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Lake trail at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is a two mile loop starting at the large parking area near the small lake. The nicest feature of this trail is it's flat, covered with smooth hard packed sand and is great for trail running. As it is away from the cliffs, I suspect it is the least used trail other than maybe the Longleaf trail. Provides a nice remote walk for solitude. The trail takes you to the Visitor Center and then you return to the parking lot down the short road to the right of the VC.

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