Theodore Roosevelt Nature Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Theodore Roosevelt Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

The Roosevelt Nature Trail is part of the 292-acre Theodore Roosevelt Nature Area, located on the grounds of the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. It winds along a high dune ridge through a maritime forest, bordered by both a large salt marsh area and the Bogue Sound. It is great for viewing wildlife and also includes several interesting interpretive signs.

hiking
23 days ago

Nice easy trail but it was too buggy and humid to walk in July. This is the only free trail. The other trails closer to the ocean are only accessible through the aquarium with a paid admission. It is too bad that isn’t clearly marked in their site or in the parking lot. The admissions office was helpful.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, quiet trail, thick vegetation, we are a family of four with 2 kids ages 5 & 3, we pushed an all terrain stroller fairly easily, some inclines harder than others. Trail winds up and down, but I would consider it easy. Single file waking only, trail is slim. There are some ponds along the way, we saw little crabs, a few birds, a frog, lots of dragon flies, a few butterflies. End of the trail has nice views of the Bogue Sound. On the way back I picked 2 ticks off of my leg and I used Deep Woods spray, guess it didn't work all that well. Bring bug spray and keep applying, there are lots of bugs, especially mosquitos.

Overall nice trail, we enjoyed it!

hiking
4 months ago

A short, easy and uncrowded trail with nice views of both the marsh and Bogue Sound. I saw lots of wildlife on my relaxing early morning hike.