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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

1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that “bite back" such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus fly trap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Aug 30 2020.
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane
13304 Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest

Join a Ranger to walk through areas of the forest that have seen controlled fire reintroduced to help native vegetation. We will talk about the role of fire in the ecosystem, the history of fire in NC State Parks, and how staff safely uses fire. There will be a variety of fire tools and equipment on hand for visitors to check out.

Date of Event:
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Duck Cove Trailhead in Beaverdam State Recreation Area
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that “bite back" such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus fly trap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that “bite back" such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus fly trap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane
2303 E. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach

Meet at the Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December on the second Monday until Tue May 12 2020. Also includes Mon Sep 23 2019.
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that “bite back" such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus fly trap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane
2294 U.S. 17 N., South Mills

Join the ranger for an easy guided hike along the lovely Supplejack footpath. Intended to be beginner-friendly, so bring your walking shoes and any questions about hiking, wildlife, and the Swamp you'd like to ask. Children and leashed pets are welcome, but trail is not stroller-friendly.

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
3042 Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap

Welcome in spring by joining a ranger on a short hike to the top of the Stone Mountain Falls to discuss the history of the park and get a spectacular view of the park's largest waterfall.  The hike will be approximately 1.2 miles round trip and moderate in difficulty.  Be sure to dress for the weather and wear footwear that is comfortable for hiking.  Meet at the upper trailhead parking area.

Date of Event:
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 1:30pm
Start Location:
Upper Trailhead Parking Area
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that “bite back" such as sundews, bladderworts, butterworts, pitcher plants, and the Venus fly trap.  Meet at the end of Nature Trail Lane at 10:00 a.m.  For more information, call 910-458-8206.
 

Date of Event:
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
End of Nature Trail Lane
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 month on January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December on the third Thursday until Thu May 21 2020.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center