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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

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, March 19, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
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, March 26, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
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, April 2, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Venus Flytrap Trail
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 the second Monday until Tue Dec 13 2022. Also includes Mon Jun 27 2022, Mon Jul 25 2022, Mon Aug 22 2022.
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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, April 21, 2022 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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:
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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:
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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:
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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:
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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:
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center