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Buxton Woods Nature Trail

46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 97109
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Unable to complete due to rain; Google map misleading

The Google map indicated entrances to trail off of NC12 but these were not accessible & I had to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fallschurchva22046
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Southern Shores, North Carolina
Meh, not impressed

It's basically a short walk in the woods with not much to see. A lot of insects and spider webs to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kevps133
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 97109
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"plants and animals"
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"nice easy hike"
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"bring the bug spray"
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"dragonflies"
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"bugs"
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"nc12"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Google map indicated entrances to trail off of NC12 but these were not accessible & I had to back up and turn around on flooded road; be sure to use the entrance on Lighthouse Road! Found the right trail, but it turned out to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's basically a short walk in the woods with not much to see. A lot of insects and spider webs to deal with on the trail. A lot of the information along the trail is no longer legible. Not sure why all the crazy directions...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not a long trail, but there is a lot packed into it. I really liked the informative placards placed all along it giving some really nice information about the woods and the changes it's gone through. Easy walk for anyone who isn't able to...More

Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hope this is the right trail. The one I took started at the WWll British sailor cemetery in the shadow of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and for me without a map or much of a clue ended at the Frisco campground. There were lots...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This was and easy "hike". We did not observe much wildlife. Some toads that's about it. Plenty of flies biting you from start to finish. TICKS were terrible. Small infant size TICKS covered our legs. Make sure you brush off before you get back into...More

1  Thank KingRichard59
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Our family (2 adults, a 13 year old and 4 year old) went for a hike here last week and had a good time. It was easy enough for everyone and not too long, 3/4 mile I think. There a signs along the trail explaining...More

1  Thank sdadig
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

My husband and I came across this on our walk one morning. I had read about it prior to our visit and decided I wasn't sharing the spot since I had heard there were snakes. My husband convinced me to walk the trail with him....More

2  Thank KatieV68
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The entrance is rather hidden and the trail is difficult to travel unless you have a 4x4. I was disappointed. I tried to hike it but without a map I didn't know where to go. There is some residential traffic on the road.

2  Thank GRITS-TO-GO
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Wow, this is a very cool place if you are into nature. Also, if you have doggies, take them along! (Watch out for the black snakes tho!). One was curled up along the side of the trail. It darted off as soon as it realized...More

1  Thank Larry R
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Really, not much here at all. If you are an outdoors type and like to see the flora and fauna of this type of environment then by all means go. It doesn't take long.

1  Thank vaughanken
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Ashley L
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Response from ruckusridgenc | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's pretty safe terrain to ride in, but beware of the ticks & take bug repellant, they were horrible when we were there, we literally had hundreds of them on us when we left the woods, they are very tiny... More
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