Features: River/Creek — Views
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
The Osgood Canal Greenway and Urban Trail in Burgaw has mileposts every quarter mile. There are no other blazes in this segment.
For more information about this 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.
In addition to the main route depicted on the map here, the trail guide describes an optional 14-mile loop to Penderlea, which takes you to the first of 152 homestead farms built during the Great Depression to give destitute Americans an opportunity to build a new life.