Light Station Nature Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Light Station Nature Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nags Head, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
13 days ago

This is a short out and back trail entirely on a boardwalk. It’s picturesque with the Bodie Island Lighthouse in the background. In fact, they were shooting a movie when we were there and we had to walk around the crew to get to the boardwalk. A Marsh Rabbit was munching grass along the boardwalk so close you could touch it. At the end of the boardwalk is an elevated platform the gives a wonderful view of the freshwater marsh and is excellent for birding.

White Ibis, Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets were abundant, although the wind kept the bird count down. For a small fee you can climb the Bodie Island Lighthouse. It is a busy trail, especially during the summer but worth the stop.

hiking
6 months ago

Love the elevated platforms

walking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Love the OBX lighthouses!

walking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

We did the NC12 Lighthouse run, starting with Currituck to Bodie to Hatteras to Ocracoke... nice short boardwalk trail to the marshes from the Bodie Island Lighthouse. Must stop if you are on the outer banks.

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Accessible trail. Great views.

birding
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It was hot, but its a short walk, Nice boardwalk to the lake and back. Lots of birds, an alligator or two, maybe a snake can be seen

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

walking
9 months ago