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Take A Hike

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. - G.M. Trevelyan

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way. - Dr. Suess

Backpack Tips

According to an REI article, packing can be broken down into three zones, plus peripheral storage:

Visualize stacking cordwood. You’re laying down rows, not building columns: Fill nooks and crannies until you have a solid, stable load—and be sure weight is equally balanced on each side. Tighten compression straps to streamline your load and prevent it from shifting as you hike.

Guided Hikes

300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Ascend the ridge and take in the scenery.  Learn more about dune life and just how unique the park really is.  The panoramic view will be memorable. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Monday until Sun Jul 31 2022.
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Ascend the ridge and take in the scenery.  Learn more about dune life and just how unique the park really is.  The panoramic view will be memorable. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Monday until Sun Jul 31 2022.
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Several natural communities are found within Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Join us for a hike to the ridge and discover the world around us.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Saturday until Sun Jul 31 2022.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Several natural communities are found within Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Join us for a hike to the ridge and discover the world around us.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Aug 26 2022.
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
1572 Hammocks Beach Road, Swansboro

Join a ranger and explore the beach with this walk to see evidence of past storms, fossil rock outcrops, geology, and barrier island migration… in real time!

NOTE: Program will start at the Bear Island Ferry Dock. (Ferry ticket purchase is required to attend this program)
 

Date of Event:
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 9:45am to 10:45am
Start Location:
Bear Island Ferry Dock
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Several natural communities are found within Jockey's Ridge State Park.  Join us for a hike to the ridge and discover the world around us.

Date of Event:
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. We will discuss the different types of carnivorous plants we have including the Venus Flytrap. Also, learn about different habitats that exist within Carolina Beach State Park and how each habitat affects the plants and animals that call the park home.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Tue Nov 01 2022.
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Ascend the ridge and take in the scenery.  Learn more about dune life and just how unique the park really is.  The panoramic view will be memorable. 

Date of Event:
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 9:00am to 9:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Ascend the ridge and take in the scenery.  Learn more about dune life and just how unique the park really is.  The panoramic view will be memorable. 

Date of Event:
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)