Explore the most popular walking trails near Nags Head with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice easy hike, petty scenery. Great sunset views!

hiking
27 days ago

We enjoyed this trail. The hills were challenging and the forest was beautiful.

on Nags Head Town Trail

hiking
27 days ago

A nice trail in Nags Head with a view of the sound. The trail was easy to follow and in great condition. It was an easy hike.

It's nice. Went with the dogs. Unfortunately the whole trail isn't open to dogs.

Love the elevated platforms

A fantastic surprise in the OBX. A great trail run in a hidden gem smack in middle of Kill Devil Hills. Surprising variation in elevation along the run from blueberry and bumble gum. About a 4 mile or so run. One hill is killer for sure. My only down mark would be and also to some would not be a concern would be that the trails are very narrow. I make sure to search for ticks here as you are very much in the woods and there are spots that’ll are slightly overgrown and you will have to track through vegetation. That is also an endearing quality I like here too.

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

can't really rate it because we didn't finish the trail. but here are some tips: don't bring your dog; no pets allowed but we drove 45 minutes with our dog so we hiked with our dog. wear light hiking boots or sneakers. too many sand spurs for sandals ( not good for the dog either ). it was too hot in August ; do the trail in cooler weather. will come back and try again this winter without the dog.

Beautiful early spring walk on sweetgum and blueberry trails. The trees growing out of the swamp are erie and majestic. These hikes were not wheel chair friendly. Nice place for pictures on wooden bridges near visitor center. Later in season make sure to have big spray!

Easy walking.
Wonderful birds.

The shooting range is for the town police department, not a bunch of crazy north carolina gun lovin' rednecks. thanks for the snarky comment though.

What a wonderful reprieve from the 40 degree (April!) beach! The preserve trails were beautiful, quiet, peaceful, and much warmer. It was a little scary seeing some signs about shooting ranges being close by, but indication that we should be safe as long as we stay on the trail. I guess that's NC for you? Totally different vegetation than what we're used to on the West coast- very cool to see- green water was very neat, and my daughter had a lot of fun! Very happy to have found this place.

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