Carolina Beach State Park — Sugarloaf Dune Trail

Carolina Beach, North Carolina 28428

Carolina Beach State Park — Sugarloaf Dune Trail

Carolina Beach State Park — Sugarloaf Dune Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Were the North Carolina Division of State Parks into hucksterism, they might promote Carolina Beach State Park as such: “See the man-eating plants! Climb a rare coastal mountain! Dare to go near the sinkhole ponds!” Fortunately, the state takes a more reserved approach to touting its natural attractions. But Carolina Beach does have man-eating plants. Well, carnivorous plants anyway, some of which only exist in the Wilmington region.

Loosen your legs up with a jaunt on the half-mile Flytrap Trail, which departs from the southwest tip of the lot. Here, you can see these curious plants, including the bladderwort, sundew, pitcher plant, butterwort, and that favorite of 1950s sci-fi thrillers, the Venus flytrap."

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Trail Information

Carolina Beach
Nearby City
2.8
Distance
50 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Best in Spring
Season

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