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Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-7132
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Like another world, yet in the heart of the Outer Banks.

This trail is accessed by going to Jockey's Ridge State Park and then following signs. Maps are... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I have been going to the beach for 43 years and this never ceases to amaze me . The views are... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
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A self-guided 1.5-mile trail along the dunes.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“animal tracks” (2 reviews)
“bring water” (3 reviews)
“hang gliders” (2 reviews)
Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-7132
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This trail is accessed by going to Jockey's Ridge State Park and then following signs. Maps are available at the visitor center. If visiting mid-day, dress for the weather if it's hot. Sunscreen is highly recommended as is water. If visiting in the morning or...More

Thank copperdragon66
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I have been going to the beach for 43 years and this never ceases to amaze me . The views are amazing and the sunsets are breathtaking. They are free to walk about and the park rangers can answer any and all questions.

Thank George19
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We enjoyed this trail and learned a lot. We did see quite a few tracks and it was a fun way to explore Jockey's Ridge in a different way.

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 19 May 2017

A wonderful way to see sand dunes that are not available like his on the east coast. Lots of climbing, but so worth the effort!

Thank Janejim37
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Never seen anything like this. Beautiful, rolling dunes going on and on. In the distance, potential hang gliders learning the art. Very cool! Walk for 10 minutes to the waters edge and behold!

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice experience for those who never experienced desert dunes. Climb the dune, go down the dune, see the different animal tracks, that's pretty much it.

Thank Windy_Al
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It was fun! Where shoes sand can get hot and bring water. Fly a kite or go for a walk to see the view. Good for families or couples to get some exercise!

Thank kvsmith22
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place was sooooooo hot. The sand wasnt hot though. It really feels like youre in the dessert after a while. the views were so beautiful. My nephew did hate it though, the heat and the sand walking was so much for his little legs....More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Any first time visitor to the Banks has to climb Jocky's Ridge. And many repeat annually. The view is stupendous.

Thank oldhokie702016
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Hey if your on vacation you want to be outside. The facilities were 4 star but the experience was just OK.

Thank Jim B
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