Springer’s Point Nature Preserve

EASY 3 reviews

Springer’s Point Nature Preserve is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ocracoke, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
13 days ago

This was a fun, easy trail that children will love. To get to the trailhead though you will have to walk, bike or get a ride. There is no parking anywhere near the trailhead.

The trail starts in a maritime forest and has informational signs that tell the history of Springer’s Point, which was a popular hangout for Blackbeard the pirate. The gravesite of one of the prior owners of the point, who is buried next to his favorite horse, is on the trail to the beach.

The beach was busy but there was amazing sound/sea life including hermit crab, moon jellyfish and blue crab. The highlight was a Sea Nettle Jellyfish swimming just off the beach. On the way back we passed an Eastern Six-lined Racerunner. This was a wonderful nature trail.

hiking
1 month ago