Cape Hatteras National Seashore Trails

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore :: Nags Head, NC

North Carolina’s Outer Banks are among the top island destinations in the East. Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the first such seaside park in the nation, makes up the bulk of this 80-mile island chain, which arcs 35 miles out into the ocean. NC 1

Cape Hatteras National Seashore :: Hatteras, NC

More than 300 species of birds have been documented at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Hurricane Isabel dramatically changed the topography and plant cover in 2003, removing the artificially constructed dunes and causing a shift from dense scrub and

Cape Hatteras National Seashore-Oregon Inlet Campground :: Nags Head, NC

Oregon Inlet Campground lies at the northern end of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The campground itself is so-so. The campsites sit on the west side of the sand dunes, so you can’t see the ocean, and there’s little tree cover or brush. Don’t e

Cape Hatteras National Seashore-Cape Point Campground :: Buxton, NC

Cape Hatteras is better known for its lighthouse than its campground. The world-famous Hatteras Lighthouse you see today has stood tall and proud since it was built in 1870. While the lighthouse is definitely a highlight, the area also has hiking

Cape Hatteras National Seashore-Frisco Campground :: Frisco, NC

The campsites are nestled among the large rolling hills of the sand dunes. Although they are not right on the beach, you can clearly see the ocean from a select few sites that sit high upon the dunes, and the sound of the waves provides a constant so

Cape Hatteras National Seashore-Ocracoke Campground :: Ocracoke, NC

Ocracoke Campground is located at the south end of the Outer Banks. The campground sits on the west side of the dunes, so you can’t see the ocean, but you can hear it in the night. The sites are wide open, with no tree cover and no privacy. However,

Off-Island Trail :: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC

Off-Island Trail is a hiking trail in Dare County, North Carolina. It is within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 3 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4 feet. Near t

Ramp 55 :: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC

Ramp 55 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Dare County, North Carolina. It is within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 4 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 52 f

Open Ponds Trail :: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC

Open Ponds Trail is a hiking trail in Dare County, North Carolina. It is within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is 4.5 miles long and begins at 9 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 24 feet. The B

Hammock Hills Trail :: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC

Hammock Hills Trail is a hiking trail in Ocracoke, North Carolina. It is within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 4 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 66 feet. Near

South Point Road :: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC

South Point Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Ocracoke, North Carolina. It is within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 2 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.5 miles with a total elevation gain o

Hammock Hills Nature Trail :: Ocracoke, NC

Rolling-hill topography, stunted trees, and stunning views of the marshland are all found along this delightful loop trail. Interpretive signs offer insight into the flora and fauna of this maritime forest as you hike over a diverse range of terrain.

Cape Lookout National Seashore :: Portsmouth, NC

Established in 1966, Cape Lookout National Seashore protects the southern Outer Banks, one of the few remaining natural barrier- island ecosystems in the world. The park comprises three major islands that run 56 miles southeast from Beaufort Inlet to

Ocracoke Island Campground :: Ocracoke, NC

Ocracoke Island is accessible only by ferry, but the extra effort reaps scenic rewards. Most of the island is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and is kept in its natural state. The village of Ocracoke is a worthy destination. It evokes

Frisco Campground :: Frisco, NC

Frisco Campground offers some phenomenal oceanside scenery. Located in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the campground is situated among dunes so hilly that you might think you were in the mountains instead of at the beach. OK, that’s an exagge