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Buxton Woods Nature Trail

46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 97109
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Hike after visiting Hatteras Light House

Wow, this is a very cool place if you are into nature. Also, if you have doggies, take them along... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Larry R
Erie, Pa
via mobile
You got to be into this to appreciate it

Really, not much here at all. If you are an outdoors type and like to see the flora and fauna of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“fun walk” (3 reviews)
“mile loop” (2 reviews)
46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 97109
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

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
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We enjoy this part of our vacation every year , it never gets old . Here are a few tips for visiting the woods keep windows rolled up (the mosquitoes are awful) , remove fishing rods from racks and any stuff you may have in...More

2  Thank JUDY H
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We only had a few minuets to travel on this trail in our jeep but looks like you could spend a lot more time

Reviewed 18 July 2016

It was a short but fun walk through the woods and over marshes. It was beautiful at sunset. We found it by accident and it was a nice surprise

Thank Celia K
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Ashley L
We are planning a summer trip in 2016 with our horses, and would like more information about riding in Buxton Woods trails and along the beaches. Thank you.
18 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