Dynamic Variation:

Trails on the Outer Banks

Trails don't have to exclusively pertain to hiking or walking, discover below which OBX "path" suits you. History and cultural buffs can find our Civil War Trail or African American Experience of Northeast North Carolina. Foodies can follow fresh oysters from restaurants to farms down the coast or take a sip along the Outer Banks Beer, Wine, & Spirits Trail. Fashion or art lovers...we've got you covered.


Take the avenue less traveled and explore beaches and maritime forests on foot. The OBX is known for its beaches, but did you know we also have three Coastal Maritime forests in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Buxton? Put on some hiking shoes and check them out! Dive into hidden places like Buxton Woods or Nags Head Woods Preserve and take your bike for a spin along our many multi-use sidewalks. If you are looking to help take care of our trails or understand how you can take care of this place you love, visit our Responsible Travel page.


Hidden OBX Hiking Spots

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is often overlooked as a place for great hiking. While we do not...

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Outer Banks Bike Paths

With over 100 miles of beach, you will find many paths, avenues, boardwalks, and roads to explore by...

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Eat Your Way Along the NC Oyster Trail

Oysters are delicious. I like them raw, steamed, roasted, and fried. But delicious isn’t the...

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OBX Beer, Wine, & Spirits Trail

For those who love the finer tastes in life, we've developed an OBX Beer, Wine, & Spirits...

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Best Places To Run In The OBX

We often get asked ‘what are some of the best places to run the Outer Banks’? Well,...

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First in Freedom | A Culture of Diversity on the Outer Banks

The African American Experience of Northeast North Carolina (AAENENC) officially launched Juneteenth...

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Accessibility In Our OBX National Parks

Our national parks protect much of what we love most about being here. The diverse stories our parks...

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Explore the Outer Banks of North Carolina On Foot: A Trail Guide

On North Carolina’s Outer Banks — a ribbon-thin strip of barrier islands covered in...

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More than Beach Supplies: The Outer Banks Fashion Trail

When people recommend “shopping” in the Outer Banks, often they’ll lead you to...

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African American Heritage on the Outer Banks

On my most recent trip, I stepped back into the past; Black history, to be specific. Like much of...

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New Year, New Trail | The OBX Way Begins the Jockey's Trail Project

North Carolina, and the Outer Banks specifically, are recognized for their achievements in flight....

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Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails In The Outer Banks

We know the beach and all the great food deserve their spotlight, but did you know there are some...

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