3 Best Hiking Trails on the Outer Banks to Explore this Summer

Do you and your family have a vacation planned to visit the Outer Banks this summer? If you do, then we have to tell you all about the fun and exciting things you can do together. Staying in one of our Nags Head vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. Let’s take a look at where you and your family can do some exploring this summer together.

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

3 Best Hiking Trails on the Outer Banks to Explore this Summer

Have you and your family ever been to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge before? If you haven’t, then you are in for a nice treat. From watching for birds to watching for other wildlife, there is something for all who are looking for an adventure. The Creef Cut Wildlife Trail is about a half-mile trail that allows you to see different trail vegetation and wildlife while on the trail. The Sandy Ridge Wildlife Trail is good for those who are looking for a more rustic trail than the Creef Cut Wildlife Trail. While the trail is good for those who are looking for a hike more in the woods, then this is the trail. There are many other things that your family can do while you explore the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge on your next vacation to the Outer Banks.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Another great location that your family can head to for some trails is Jockey’s, Ridge State Park. Here you and your family can hike one of the 3 trails that are with the park. The first trail is where your family can hike on 360 feet of Boardwalk to view wildlife, dunes, and nature. The Soundside Nature Trail is where your family can explore a short hike to view the Roanoke Sound and more of the park. Tracks in the Sand Trail happens to be a self-guided trail where you can grab an educational trail brochure to explore more. Along with the trails, there is a visitor center and a few other fun activities your family can do together!

Nags Head Town Park

3 Best Hiking Trails on the Outer Banks to Explore this Summer

If you feel more like sticking to a park located within Nags Head, then head on over to the Town Park. Here you and your family can explore the 1.6-mile trail along with picnic tables, bathrooms, and even a brand new playground for the kids. After you have completed the trail, head back to the car, grab your lunch you may have packed and enjoyed a nice lunch with a cool breeze. Then let the kids play their hearts content out on the playground together. What a great way to spend the day and just enjoying time together. You never know what other fun adventure you may find there at the park.

While there are many other trails that you can hike at such as the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Park and the Pea Island National Park, these are the ones we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your summer trip to stay with us in one of our Nags Head vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories on your next vacation!