Cedar Point Tidelands

Type: Urban Trail
Length: 2.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Swimming
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Croatan National Forest, near Cedar Point on State Route 24.
States: North Carolina
Counties: Carteret
Latitude: 34.692   Longitude: -77.0862

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Description

The Tideland National Recreation Trail meanders through the salt marsh and its adjoining forest. On two loop trails, hikers can travel boardwalks and smooth gravel paths.

The 0.6 mile loop crosses the salt marsh and follows its edge. Interpretive signs tell the story of this vital community and how it is constantly changing. The short loop is level and wide enough for wheelchairs. Benches along the way provide rest stops.

The 1.3 mile loop goes on to skirt the edge of the White Oak River and wind over the marsh and through the woods. Then it reconnects with the short loop.

Take time to watch the herds of fiddler crabs scuttling back and forth to the water's edge. Listen to the wind swaying the Spartina grass and the gentle music of slow moving water. Be alert for egrets, deer, fish jumping, and other wildlife- large and small- that live here.

Be Prepared: In the warm months, chiggers, ticks, and mosquitoes can be active. Yellow flies may be around in May and June. Stay on the trails to avoid chiggers and ticks. Insect repellent and sunscreen are recommended. Know how to recognize the abundant poison ivy and avoid it- remember: leaves of three, let it be.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 5
Year Designated: 1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jeff Kincaid
Forester
Croatan National Forest
141 E. Fisher Ave
New Bern , NC 28560
(252) 638-5628
jkincaid@fs.fed.us

 

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