Segments 11-16 of the MST offer three options while construction of the MST is underway along the Neuse River between Smithfield and the Neusiok Trail in the Croatan National Forest: The “A” route, a paddling route on the Neuse River; the “B” pedestrian route, known as the Coastal Crescent; and the “C” route, the historic foot traffic/biking route. This guide follows the Coastal Crescent route; for more information about the other routes, visit Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s trail guide page
Hunting is permitted in the Suggs Mill Pond Game Land and Bladen Lakes State Forest. Hunting in the Suggs Mill Pond Game Land is by permit only, and when scheduled hunts are occurring, the game land is closed to the public including anybody on the MST. Information about hunt schedules can be found online
particularly in the “permit hunt publication” in the quick reference box. Hunting may occur at any time in the hunting season on the Bladen Lakes State Forest. Always wear blaze orange when traveling in these areas, and learn more about hunting seasons and regulations before your trip at ncwildlife.org/Hunting/Laws…
There are blazes and signs for park trails (but not for the MST) in Jones Lake and Singletary Lake state parks. Otherwise, the trail is not marked in this segment.
For more information about the segment, including camping, lodging, parking, shuttles, resupply information, and trail angels, as well as detailed, turn-by-turn directions, download a trail guide
from the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.