Explore some of the best rated trails in Nags Head, NC. Whether you’re looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail while on vacation, traillink.com has some good suggestions below. With more than 5 trails, ranging in length from .5 miles to 9 miles, and covering 18 miles, you’re bound to find a perfect trail less than an hour of Surf Side Hotel. We invite you to Bike and Stay with us!
…offers beautiful views of Currituck Sound and maritime forest along North Carolina’s popular Outer Banks. The paved north-south pathway, which largely parallels N.C. Highway 12 (also known as Ocean Trail), offers access to the beach, boardwalks over wetlands, residential neighborhoods, and shopping and dining areas, like Monterey Shopping Plaza.
A highlight of the route is passage through Currituck Heritage Park, where travelers will find the 162-foot Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the circa-1920s Whalehead Club with its art nouveau architecture, and the Outer Banks Wildlife Education Center.
Trail surfaces: Boardwalk, Concrete
Length: 2 miles
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
…stretches the length of the Town of Duck, a beach resort in the Outer Banks. The trail links residential areas to the countless restaurants and charming local stores along Duck Road/ NC-12. Residents and visitors can ditch their cars and walk, run or ride on the paved pathway. Note that the trail can get crowded in the Village of Duck where most of the commerce is concentrated. While the trail is mostly completely separated from traffic, there is a short section stretching from the post office to approximately Marlin Drive where non-motorized users have to use the wide shoulders of Duck Road/ NC-12. However, the trail is well-signed, with markers every half-mile, and crosswalks are clearly marked.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Kitty Hawk is a charming seaside town in the Outer Banks, but it was the Wright Brothers of Ohio who put int on the map when in 1903, they piloted the first ever successful flight. The two names are now intertwined, and the town is more than happy to celebrate the connection. The Wright Brothers Multi-Use path is named for the pioneering inventors and airmen and is a 2500-foot concrete path facing Kitty Hawk Bay. The path extends from Windgrass Circle Park north to Beacon Drive, offering uninterrupted sea views.
Trail surfaces: Concrete
You can review maps for these trails in one place here…