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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

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 on the third Thursday until Fri Apr 22 2022.
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Get out and explore with a ranger our 1-mile loop hike along the Soundside Nature Trail.  Learn more about the park's natural world. 

Date of Event:
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Start Location:
Soundside Access, Soundside Road off 158
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. 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. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This program is a lot like the Carnivorous Plant Hike.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Apr 02 2022.
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Get out and explore with a ranger our 1-mile loop hike along the Soundside Nature Trail.  Learn more about the park's natural world. 

Date of Event:
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Start Location:
Soundside Access, Soundside Road off 158
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Get out and explore with a ranger our 1-mile loop hike along the Soundside Nature Trail.  Learn more about the park's natural world. 

Date of Event:
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Start Location:
Soundside Access, Soundside Road off 158
1010 State Park Road, Carolina Beach

Join a Park Ranger at the Flytrap Trail for a hike along the trails. 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. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This program is a lot like the Carnivorous Plant Hike.

Date of Event:
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Ascend the ridge with a ranger!  Learn more about dune life and just how unique the park really is.  The panoramic view will be memorable. 

Date of Event:
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Start Location:
Pavilion (beside main dune access/Visitor Center parking lot)
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

Get out and explore with a ranger our 1-mile loop hike along the Soundside Nature Trail.  Learn more about the park's natural world. 

Date of Event:
Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Start Location:
Soundside Access, Soundside Road off 158
300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head

The Dune Ranger program provides an opportunity for young visitors in grades K-5 to learn about Jockey's Ridge State Park while having fun!  The purpose of the program is to teach environmental education awareness and encourage responsible action and stewardship of the environment.  Parents are encouraged to participate with their children to successfully complete the program.  After completion

Date of Event:
Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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. 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. Meet at the Flytrap Trail Parking Lot at the end of Nature Trail Lane. This program is a lot like the Carnivorous Plant Hike.

Date of Event:
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail