Carteret County Wildlife Club
The Neusiok Trail in the Croatan National Forest was originally laid out in 1971 by the Carteret County Wildlife Club. The Club maintains the Trail with occasional help from the U.S. Forest Service. Maintenance includes bridge building, constructing shelters, weed wacking, and re-marking.
The trail is 21 miles long (some sites mistakenly list it is 26 miles) and is a point to point trail. It starts/ends in the north in Craven County at the Pine Cliffs Recreation Area and starts/ends in the south in Carteret County at Oyster Point.
While the over all trail is 21 miles long, it crosses several roads allowing hikers to plan and hike the trail in sections.
There are three shelters along the trail.
- Copperhead Landing... 3.5 miles south from the Pine Cliffs Recreation Area trail head. This shelter overlooks Cahoogue Creek
- Dogwood Camp... 0.75 miles south from Hwy 101. This shelter is located in a stand of mixed Pines and hardwoods
- Blackjack Lodge... 0.75 miles north from Mill Creek Road. This shelter has a great view of a stand of Long Leaf Pines
The most useful maps of the Neusiok Trail are provided by Arthur Kelley who did the complete set of GPS maps of the Mountains to Sea Trail (MTS). Arthur has made the maps available at a new link, but also read the disclaimer concerning these maps at the bottom of the page.
Arthur Kelley's map of Section 36 of the MST trail which just happens to be the Neusiok Trail.
Another map of the trail can be found.... here
Best informtaion about the trail can be found here at NeusiokTrail.org This site offers detailed information about the trail along with a forum dedicated to the trail.
Disclaimer...the Neusioktrail.org site is owned and operated by Greg Wheat, webmaster for the Wildlife Club. The site was started before he joined the Wildlife Club and does not receive any finacial support from the Wildlife Club. Please read the NOTE at the bottom of the page.
Important Note About Trail Map(s) and other trail information on this web site:
The information provided on the Carteret County Wildlife Club (CCWC) website and all pages linked to it or from it, including but not limited to maps and guides, are provided "as is", "as available" and "with all faults". CCWC makes no warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to any information or use of information contained in the website, or linked from it or to it. CCWC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, quality, completeness or suitability of any such information for any purpose. CCWC and its directors and members shall not be liable to anyone for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances. The entire risk for utilizing the information contained on this site or linked to this site rests solely with the users of this site.