Elliot Coues Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Elliot Coues Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

bugs

historic site

New trail on dunes, through maritime forest and marsh.

trail running
10 days ago

Great well maintained trail loop. Also one of the most beautiful in terms on scenery as well. Trail is packed gravel and very wide, has some great elevation along it too. It’s about 3.3 miles in length and perfect for a decent trail run or hike with family. I’m a trail runner so the one complaint would be is it’s not longer but can always run the road or run trail twice if you like long distance and want to add to it. I definitely recommend

trail running
1 month ago

variety of hills and turns with great views!! definite fave!!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail. It's very easy to walk and has plenty of beautiful views. Half of the trail is heavily wooded and cuts through some salt marshes. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BUG SPRAY!! You can practically see the mosquitoes flying around. The other half of the trail has some pretty decent dunes so be prepared for some moderate climbing. It's an excellent trail to walk the dog. At the end I recommend taking the fisherman's path toward the beach; it makes for a nice end to a beautiful trail. I'll definitely be back!

walking
3 months ago

Nice walking trail that shows a variety of environments from maritime forests to open dunes with ocean views. Right next to the fort so you can explore some history too. Good for walking dogs and have seen many joggers on the trail.

4 months ago

Really well maintained. Coming back tomorrow with my binoculars.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail that varies from open dunes to maritime forest. Nice beach and marsh views. A little hilly in dunes, but generally pretty easy. Bugs can be bad in the summer and dunes can be windy. Cool historical fort to visit too.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016