Best beach trails in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina

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Explore the most popular beach trails in Cape Hatteras National Seashore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of beach trails in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina
Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact
(252) 473-2111
Top trails (6)
#1 - Open Ponds Trail
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
#2 - Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
#3 - South Virginia Dare Trail
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 5 h 42 m
#4 - Kitty Hawk to Corolla Bike Trail
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Length: 21.3 mi
#5 - Cape Hatteras Beach
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
#6 - Pamlico Sound Paddle Route
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Length: 7.8 mi