Croatan National Forest - Cedar Point Trail

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Croatan National Forest - Cedar Point Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Swansboro, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

bugs

14 days ago

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
15 days 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
1 month ago

Nice views and a good amount of secondary trails to explore

1 month ago

Great easy trail with awesome views.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful sunny hike- would highly recommend!

2 months ago

So serene and relaxing!

3 months ago

Beautiful and relaxing. Very nice w the water and the wooden bridges

4 months ago

I enjoyed this hike! Easy and enjoyable!

4 months ago

Great Trail
What a great outing!

4 months ago

My friend and I did this yesterday. we got lost in the woods for a while. It was really fun. There's a geocache in the woods. It's really an amazing trail and so beautiful.

4 months ago

Was very nice. Good views and easy to walk.

walking
5 months ago

Short and sweet! Trails are well-marked.

5 months ago

easy. and love taking the stroller out there.

hiking
6 months ago

Great park for a quick walk with the dog!

walking
6 months ago

Nice trails. Very easy going and accessible. There were people running and biking on the trail as well but there was plenty of room to pass. We took the dogs with us. It was a little busier than I usually like. The scenery is beautiful though. Nice peaceful walk.

walking
8 months ago

Nice trail!

9 months ago

Very hot and humid as it is this time of year. Well maintained trail. Defiantly stroller accessible IF yours has BOB style wheels. Lots of smells crabs to watch and fish jumping. The sun on the water is beautiful. Wooden walk way over the water is in great shape. Parking lot had plenty of room too. I did it with a 7 month old on my back.

hiking
10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trails and well maintained! The only reason I would not rate higher is because the trails are not marked at all.


Still, they are clean and easy to navigate with interpretive signs along the way with plenty of wildlife. My seven year old son and I saw plenty of fiddler crabs, a blue crab, orb weaver spiders and egrets.

10 months ago

great walk for a family

11 months ago

Great place for a run or stroll! Just make sure that you bring or spray yourself with mosquito repellent & plenty of sunscreen!

11 months ago

Lots of fiddler crabs and well maintained boardwalks. Definitely an easy walk or run.

11 months ago

really liked this trail great for everyone and lots of beautiful views.

hiking
11 months ago

nice trail

backpacking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

great short trail.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

beautiful little trail!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Beautiful views and clean clear paths.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

wonderful

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great walk for all. Make sure you have bug spray. We hiked it in March on a cloudy day. It is easily accessed for all.

walking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Very easy walk with chance to see plenty of wildlife. At sunset, the surrounding marsh turns unfairly gorgeous. Relish it.

Monday, February 27, 2017

It's a perfect local trail. As of this week they have had to take out a few raccoons for rabies so I suggest not bringing your dogs until it gets under control

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