Open Ponds Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buxton, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.9 miElevation gain111 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashCampingHikingBird watchingBeachViews
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Commonwealth Graves
35.24817, -75.53323
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Ryan Wilson
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Shawn Ferraro
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Lucas Zarwell
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Nice. Have to do a little wading through marsh - but totally fun detour to the beach!

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Stacie Taylor
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David David Wit
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Great trek. Variety in trail. Some sand, some mowed grass, part pine needle woods, and a mix of all.

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Erica Davidson
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Robin Billingsly
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This trail was FULL of biting bugs! Mosquitoes sweat bees and others I couldn’t identify. I went in mid July so it may not be bad other times of the year. I ran a mile but decided to turn back and hit the pavement instead. Beautiful view of the light house from the street. Overall the area is awesome.

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Edwin Grosvenor
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Justin P
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Kevin Brasler
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Shawn Mulvay
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Rob Haupin
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Hallie Pipas
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Terry Rice
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Gerry D'Arco
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H Schn
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Don S.
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Zand Balhtiari
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