Island Creek Trailhead

Island Creek Trail has long been a favorite place for nature study. To make this rich botanical area available for public enjoyment, the Trent Woods Garden Club of New Bern, cooperating with the U.S. Forest Service established this self guided half-mile Forest Walk in the spring of 1967. Planning and installing the numbered posts, and the matching interpretive information were done as an Eagle Scout project by James C. Simmons, Jr. of Scout Troop 67. the Croatan National Forest gratefully acknowledges this valuable assistance. This is a 1/2 mile trail which is perfect for an afternoon or morning hike. It shows you many different land shapes and variety of plants and trees that grow here and in other places like this. As you walk you will notice posts with numbers on them along the trail. These numbers match those in the pamphlet located in the box at the trailhead.


At a Glance

Reservations: No reservation
Fees: No fee.
Open Season: Year round.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: New Bern, Pollocksville
Operated By: USDA-Forest Service, Croatan National Forest

General Information


Take US 70 south of New Bern and turn at the Burger King by Trent East Crossing Shopping Center. Go to the stop sign and take a left onto SR1004 and continue 7.5 miles. The trailhead is on the right.

General Notes:

Dogs must be leashed at all times.

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