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Tracks in the Sand Trail

Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Status of park facilities as of June 23   

The main park entrance and dune are open from 8:00am to 9:00pm. The Soundside access and swim beach are open from 8:00am to 7:00pm.

Trails and restrooms at both park accesses are open, but the visitor center remains closed at this time.

We are offering limited programming, please call the Park for more details.

When visiting, please follow the North Carolina State Parks Guidelines listed above. 

 Last updated on: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:00am
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 5:30pm
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 5:30pm

Tracks in the Sand Trail

Tracks in the Sand is a self-guided trail with educational brochures available at the trailhead display. The route is marked with directional arrows and leads to the Roanoke Sound. There are views along the way of the tallest dunes in the park to the south. 

 

Trail Location: 
Southwest Corner of Main Parking Lot
Trail Point of Interest: 
Roanoke Sound and Views of Dunes
Trail Length: 
1.20 miles
Trail Type: 
loop
Trail Difficulty: 
moderate hike
Trail Use: 
Hiking
TRACK Trail
Trail Surface: 
sand

Map of North Carolina – Jockey's Ridge State Park


Contact the park
 

252-441-7132

jockeys.ridge@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Visitor center

300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

GPS: 35.9642, -75.6330

 

Soundside access

330 W. Soundside Road
Nags Head, NC 27959

GPS: 35.9525, -75.6320
 

Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to April:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • May to September:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    9:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day