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Buxton Woods Nature Trail

46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 97109
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Basic Flat Trail

The entrance to the 3/4 mile loop is near the picnic tables and small parking lot, diagonally from... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Alexandria, Virginia

My husband and I came across this on our walk one morning. I had read about it prior to our visit... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Mercerville, New Jersey
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“fun walk” (3 reviews)
“mile loop” (3 reviews)
46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 97109
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

The entrance to the 3/4 mile loop is near the picnic tables and small parking lot, diagonally from the entrance to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Along the route are placards that have information on local plants and animals you may find on the route. The...More

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

Thank KatieV68
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
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
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.

Thank vaughanken
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Wear good shoes and bring the bug spray. Not a difficult walk and we were the only ones on the trail that afternoon. Saw a tree frog but nothing else living. The signs were helpful and the walk was restful. A nice way to spent...More

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A short (3/4 mile) walk, but very pleasant. We saw turtles, snakes and frogs as well as reading the various information boards about the local ecosystem. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

1  Thank CPo_1973
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Of course we're here in December when a cold front has stopped right on top of the island. That just made us walk faster; good exercise. Would love to see the trail in warmer weather so we could see more wildlife.

Thank davepdavis
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Really easy and nice trail. Shaded so it's cooler than being in full sun. Nice interpretive postings along the trail. Great mix of wetlands and pine forest with a large diversity of plant life.

Thank LianaOrso
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Buxton Nature Trail near Cape Hatteras Light House is a short walk through woods ,treed and marshes. It is easy to navigate and nice. There are some Picnic Tables at the beginning of Trails if you need. A Good Place to relax

Thank KRAMA200
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Ashley L
19 July 2015|
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