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Nice leisurely hike....saw a doe in the marsh and maybe a fox.....going back in June to camp

Great pet friendly trails!

Beautiful scenery and an easy, sand strewn trail that parallels the Pamlico Sound. If you live in Greenville or the surrounding area and have a couple hours to kill, I’d recommend it.

Hiked this with a few of my friends a few months ago it was beautiful and I did a trail run lots of fun will come back for camping sometime.

Good family trail

I really enjoyed the hike. Beautiful scenery

hiking
9 months ago

Easy relaxing hike. Some areas were wet and very muddy so we had to make some “bridges” to get across without sinking in the mud. Beach area is a cute area and perfect to picnic at.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great trails through the woods and the boardwalk across the swamp is incredible. Watched a muskrat from about 10 feet away for 20 minutes. The beach where the river opens up is beautiful as well. Great place to spend several hours.

hiking
Thursday, March 09, 2017

Beautiful scenery. Casual as you want.

trail running
Saturday, December 24, 2016

An oasis tucked away a few miles outside downtown Washington, NC.

No idea why trail running isn't tagged because I think it's the best activity for this series of linked trails. They host 5 / 10 mile races in November.

Terrain is flat / low difficulty, well cleared and marked. The maps are good for navigating and tying the 6 or 7 different trails together. Trails consist of dirt, leafs, pine needles, tree roots, some rock and decent mud after rainfall plus several strips of boardwalk (one that must be at least a half mile long), which can be slick after rain or early morning dew.

Incredible scenery from the thick pine barrens to views of the river, swamps, creek and bay. I think late fall / winter are the most ideal times of year since there's next to no bugs.

walking
Monday, December 19, 2016

Very nice day hike.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Nice, well maintained trails and great swamp scenery. A lot of wildlife to see out here too. Recommend for anyone in the area, but bring plenty of bug spray!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Great hike. Make sure you bring waterproof hiking boots or at the very least some clean pairs of socks. We had to remove our shoes and walk through some pretty big puddles on the flooded parts of the trails where we couldn't make impromptu bridges out of fallen trees and logs. Although, we walked it after a tropical storm moved through the area, to be fair. We had fun though, it made for a great adventure. And bring bug spray, those damn yellow flies are vicious, blood-thirsty devils.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I like hiking and camping, I think this park is awsome.

hiking
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This is a great series of trails interconnected, so you can make it as long as you want. Trails are clearly marked. There is a nice secluded pier is you stay to the left on the Mallard Creek trail. Small sandy beach at the live oak trail. This would make a great trail run if you are a runner saw a hawk and snapping turtle right invite trail. You can also bike this.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

It was a nice easy beautiful hike

This is a great place to go! Some many trails to choose from - many that end up at the river!

hiking
Monday, September 02, 2013

Beautiful!!! I absolutely loved the trails, the scenery, and also the history that lies in the park!! Definitely worth a visit!!!!

hiking
Thursday, April 19, 2012

I enjoyed the different trial.

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