Emerald Isle Woods Trail

EASY 31 reviews

Emerald Isle Woods Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Emerald Isle, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

muddy

walking
2 months ago

Kid friendly short hike. Lots of picnic options.

hiking
3 months ago

Park at any of the spots to reach the trail. A few small hills with roots and loose sandy soil but nothing a pair of boots won't handle. Easy hike despite the heat. A few public water accesses and one for kayaks which is quite nice. Saw no one in the hour I was out there. NOT stroller accessible. There are restrooms but I didn't use them so not sure what they are actually like but there were signs posted for them. If you brought a small rod and reel you could do a little fishing from a pier while looking at Emerald Isle bridge. Trail not well marked as far as signage goes but it's quite clear as far as a trail goes. Something easy to do between kiddo naps.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Nice easy trail to start on.

hiking
6 months ago

walking
8 months ago

First adventure walking trail...

walking
8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Hilly enough but could have been longer. Other than that it was a nice little trail to do after work or in the morning. The pups loved it.

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Not a bad trail. Looks like it's in the early stages. Some areas in need of cleanup, but also some nice, well-made boardwalks. There were a few large puddles on the day we went. A lot more hills than I expected—which was a pleasant surprise. Nice sound view area.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Great handicap accessible ramp with canoe access ramp, love seeing this for out door activities. Neat woods trial.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

this trail currently has a blow out in it towards the dock and stairs that forces you into the muck. There's some wood placed oddly in the middle of it. fun trail just be aware of that

geocaching
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Had a blast hiking this trail. My 2 boys had a blast exploring the woods and water.

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Very relaxing trail! Had a couple of picnic tables and even some grills at one point in the trail. Also has a kayak launch.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Nice pretty day, windy, pier is a must see, little difficulties made it more adventurous. Good trail!
Didn't see a snake until the very end of the trail.