*** I used the address of 1981 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 for map location (Port City Chop House) instead of regular address of 423 Summer Rest Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405 (as most posts do) because you park your car and start at Port City Chop House --- they have reserved trail parking in their business parking lot ***
A .7 mile trail (or 1.4 miles going to/from on the trail) starting in front of the Port City Chop House and meandering through a wooded and heavily shaded area on a paved path that is perfect for dog walkers (and other walkers, runners, bikers). At the end of the trail you can feast your eyes on the beautiful and serene views of the Intracoastal Waterway of Summer Rest Road.
At the beginning of the trail they do have poop bags and a trash can. Around halfway down the path is a small stream that provides a little water break for your four-legged walk buddy (see Rufus in pic 'lapping it up' from her 'lapping it up' walk!)
Little ways in is a metal gate leading to a gravel road for a nice little extra jaunt to this trail (this is not an official part of the trail but who - especially the dogs! - don't like to explore a little off the beaten path every once in a while?!!?).
1981 Eastwood Rd., Wilmington, NC, 28403