Nags Head Woods and Jockey's Ridge

Nags Head, North Carolina

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You can’t miss Jockey’s Ridge. This huge sand dune is the tallest on the East Coast. Surrounded by Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Jockey’s Ridge is between 110 and 140 feet tall, depending on the winds and weather. It’s always on the move. The prevailing winds move the ridge from southwest to northeast and back again. It’s great fun to climb the hill and then either run or roll down. During the winter months, when this area gets a rare dusting of snow, you’ll find locals skimming down the slope on body boards and anything else that slides.
Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina

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Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina

by Pam Malec (The Globe Pequot Press)

You can’t miss Jockey’s Ridge. This huge sand dune is the tallest on the East Coast. Surrounded by Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Jockey’s Ridge is between 110 and 140 feet tall, depending on the winds and weather. It’s always on the move.

The prevailing winds move the ridge from southwest to northeast and back again. It’s great fun to climb the hill and then either run or roll down. During the winter months, when this area gets a rare dusting of snow, you’ll find locals skimming down the slope on body boards and anything else that slides.

©  Pam Malec/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Nags Head
Distance: 12
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Season: Year-round, weather permitting
Local Maps: ADC Map of the Outer Banks
Driving Directions: Directions to Nags Head Woods and Jockey's Ridge

Recent Trail Reviews

11/25/2017
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Jockey’s Ridge is a wonderful attraction and state park. A section of the MTS trail is found in parts of the park. As far as hiking goes, very easy and family friendly. The visitors center has good history and information on the park. Happy hiking🙂



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