When you think of the OBX, hiking trails aren’t the first thing that usually come to mind. However, the Outer Banks offers many hiking trails for all ages and skill levels. On your adventures, you can see the largest sand dune on the East Coast, wild horses, hundreds of migrating birds and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the hiking trails, we’ve designed a couple of scenic bike routes that we’ve personally done ourselves and wanted to share. The bike routes are interactive and can be downloaded straight to your smart phone for navigation. Get outdoors and have some fun!
Jockey’s Ridge State Park
Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm from May to September
Located in Nags Head, Jockey’s Ridge State Park offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Albemarle Sound atop the tallest sand dune on the East Coast. Enjoy exploring over 400 acres of the state park including various hiking trails that wind through the maritime forest and end at the Albemarle Sound. If you need a rush of adrenaline, sign up for hang gliding lesson at Kitty Hawk Kites!