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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

Join a Park Ranger at 10:00 a.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area 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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Feb 29 2020.
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
The end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area

Join a Park Ranger at 10:00 a.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area 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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
The end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area

Join a Park Ranger at 10:00 a.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area 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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
The end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area

Join a Park Ranger at 10:00 a.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area 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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
The end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area

Join a Park Ranger at 10:00 a.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area 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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
The end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area

This series of guided hikes is sponsored by the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park and led by Park Rangers.  These hikes take you into back country areas where access is limited.  The hikes are free for current Friends members.  Chimney Rock State Park annual passholders may attend for a donation. 

Date of Event:
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Ticket Plaza at Chimney Rock State Park

Join a Park Ranger at 10:00 a.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area 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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
The end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area

Join a Park Ranger at 10:00 a.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area 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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
The end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area

Bring in the new year hiking the trails at Lake Phelps. Whether you’re interested in starting a New Year resolution of fitness, nature appreciation or learning about the environment, make hiking at Pettigrew State Park one of your family traditions.  Meet at the park office at 1:00 p.m. to start this program.  Call the park office for more information at 252-797-4475.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 1:00pm
Start Location:
Park Office

Join a Park Ranger at 10:00 a.m. in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area 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. Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-458-8206.

Date of Event:
Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
The end of Nature Trail Lane in the Flytrap Trail Parking Area