Discovery Trail to Roanoke Trail Red Loop

MODERATE 19 reviews

Discovery Trail to Roanoke Trail Red Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The signs were really easy to follow and the scenery was both beautiful and fascinating. You will pass a small cemetery and later learn more about the family that it belonged to. It's ends at a little beach by the sound and when I got there a couple told me that I had just missed seeing a snake eat an eel. Really cool especially if you're used to mainland scenery - it's totally different.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

New Year's was a bug free walk. We did see a cottonmouth moccasin sunning himself on this chilly day. Well-marked, popular, but not overly crowded. Wooded dunes hidden off the beaten OBX track offer well-maintained and marked trails appropriate for hikers of all ages and conditions.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Fun trail with great terrain changes. Our dogs (and my husband) were covered in ticks after. No mosquitoes when we went (November).

hiking
11 months ago

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

TONS of mosquitos due to all the standing water -- don't forget your bug repellent! Otherwise a pleasant trek.

walking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Loved this hike. Had no idea I would find a hike like this in OBX.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

An incredible chance to experience maritime forest. Many trails to select and link together for all levels.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

well maintained trail. enjoyed the trail and all its views. nature was quiet, but the quietness of the trail, spoke volumes. great family and individual trail. Also, a nice trail run would be in my future plans.

hiking
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Very interesting hike. Crosses through at least three distinct types of forest and has terrain features I would never have expected on an island like Nags Head. I would strongly encourage either long sleeves and pants or copious amounts of insect repellent as Mosquitos are plentiful and there are sections which could be prone to housing ticks. Otherwise a beautiful hike.

hiking
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

hiking
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Great trail. Great hike no matter how serious/hardcore you are. The differing ecosystems is amazing. Absolutely beautiful.