Hiking

HikingThe miles of wild terrain along the Outer Banks serves as an ideal locale for adventurous hikers, and vacationers who adore a good nature walk will find plenty of off-the-beaten paths to discover, from the national refuges and reserves to the small but well-manicured trails. On the Outer Banks, hikers can simply choose their own adventure, and enjoy miles of gorgeous sunsets and undisturbed coastal environments along the way. As one of the most unpopulated coastal destinations along the East Coast, the Outer Banks offers miles of grounds to explore.

CURRITUCK OUTER BANKS

webbutton80mapbuttonN.C. Coastal Reserve’s Currituck Banks National Estuarine Reserve

N.C. Highway 12, north of Corolla Village • 252.261-8891

webbutton80mapbuttonPine Island Audubon Sanctuary

N.C. Hwy. 12, north of Duck • 252.453.0603

CENTRAL OUTER BANKS

webbutton80mapbuttonBodie Island Lighthouse Grounds

N.C. Highway 12, south of Nags Head • 252.441.5711

webbutton80mapbuttonJockey’s Ridge State Park

MP 12, Bypass at Carolista Drive, Nags Head • 252.441.713

webbutton80mapbuttonKitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve

The Woods Road, Kitty Hawk • 252.261.889

webbutton80mapbuttonNags Head Woods Ecological Preserve

MP 9.5 • W. Ocean Acres Drive, off the Bypass, Kill Devil Hills • 252.441.2525

DARE COUNTY MAINLAND

webbutton80mapbuttonAlligator River National Wildlife Refuge

252.473.1131; fws.gov/alligatorriver

ROANOKE ISLAND

webbutton80mapbuttonThomas Hariot Nature Trail/Freedom Trail

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site • 252.473.5772

HATTERAS ISLAND

webbutton80mapbuttonPea Island National Wildlife Refuge

N.C. Highway 12, northern Hatteras Island • 252.987.2394

webbutton80mapbuttonBuxton Woods Coastal Reserve

Old Doctor’s Road, Flowers Ridge Road or Water Association Road (all off N.C. Highway 12), Buxton • 252.261.8891