Neusiok Trail Northern Half

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Neusiok Trail Northern Half is a 22.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Havelock, 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.

22.8 miles
321 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



bridge out



It is suggested that visitors bring a medical kit as there are lots of snakes and ticks in this area.

6 days ago

Our troop did the entire 22 mile trail on Jan 13-14. We camped halfway along the trail around Dogwood Shelter as the shelter was occupied. The first half of the trail was very challenging to stay dry as there was a lot of water from the recent snow and rain prior to our arrival. Bridged walkways were very slick which provided a balancing challenge with a 45lb pack. One part of the trail was completely flooded and it was difficult to get around without your shoes getting wet. The second half was worse and it got to a point where we just gave up trying to stay dry and just trudge through the water to keep our pace. All in all it is a nice trail to hike if it’s a drought during the winter. I would like to come back when it’s not so water logged.

28 days ago

Have walked this several times and it's an easy hike. It can be isolated at times & we've heard wildlife when it's late afternoon (never seen any gators though). Great for dogs and kids, easy hike. Can get really muddy and have sitting water in spots, so be aware when bringing kids.

2 months ago

Rough start through the beach area for about a mile, the walking in the sand worked us over before getting on the wooded trail which was really hard to find. We ended up over shooting the turn by about a half mile but once we got back on track it turned into a very nice trail. Loved the trail otherwise, we are looking to hike the entire 21ish miles of this trail!

3 months ago

We did this trail last weeknd. It was an easy trail fun trail. Beautiful view along the water and the forest.

3 months ago

Lots of fun! We didn’t take the traditional trail since part of it was covered in water & we were walking through big spiderwebs. Pretty much did the whole hike on the beach which was lovely. My puppy definitely had a fun time! The weather was perfect today too!

7 months ago

This was a fantastic thru-hike starting at the northern trail head near cherry point and heading 21 miles south to oyster point. It offers a little bit of everything; rolling hills, beach, flat open views, swamp land with foot bridges, salt marsh and more. The shelters are in pretty good shape (There are 3 along the trail) and each of them are accompanied by a water pump so that's pretty convenient. One major thing to prepare for, the southern section of the trail is a little undeveloped (Still blazed clearly though) and you will be sloshing through about 2 miles of knee deep mud/standing water. Didn't hurt my pace too much, but a few people on the trail were somewhat surprised by that obstacle. Overall it's a great beginner trail, or a good 2 day hike to keep up your skills.

8 months ago

Great hike with awesome views

8 months ago

Great hike. Nice views.

9 months ago

One of the best trails in the area, with beautiful secluded beaches.

9 months ago

We had a blast

10 months ago

Great place to take my dogs and take pictures. Nice place to just hang out and relax.

11 months ago

troop 74 out of Snow Hill did a 8 mile day hike on the north end had a great day. Had lunch at Cooper Head landing


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nice cool fall day. Did 13 miles, 8 out on trails through woods on blue and yellow trail sections. Marked really good with tags paint markers. No wildlife seen, trail great shape. Walked one of the old secured roads back up to beach area to parking lot. Lots of cars in lot. Would do more miles if ever back in this area.

trail running
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Great trail. If you are coming from Newport you can park at the county dump and hop right on the trail from the road. I'm not sure why the directions here send you a mile away from the trail.
Boardwalks are awesome, chances to see wildlife are plenty, and the trail is never crowded

Friday, October 07, 2016

Awesome trail, boardwalk sections are

Saturday, June 11, 2016

This is one of my favorite trails right along side of the river with an Atlantic breeze.

mountain biking
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Always great

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Beautiful trail. Lots of loops so you can make it a day hike or keep going and head to the mountains. Some good geocaches too.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Love this segment of the NC Mountains to Sea Trail! Make sure you don't go after a heavy rain unless u like wet boots. The ticks are fierce, definitely bring DEET. We've hikes this 3 times and still haven't seen any gators under the boardwalks like Backpacker Magazine suggests. LOL

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