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Hammock Hills Nature Trails

NC Highway 12, Ocracoke, NC
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Nice easy hike for everyone

My first time on this trail which was easy, short, with some great overlooks. Lots to see, but use... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
liberty, nc
Nice forest trail and marsh overlook

This is a really nice short trail through a maritime forest that leads to a small overlook of the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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A nature trail that takes hikers through some interesting terrain.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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NC Highway 12, Ocracoke, NC
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My first time on this trail which was easy, short, with some great overlooks. Lots to see, but use your insect spray first!

Thank scooternoodlesmom
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a really nice short trail through a maritime forest that leads to a small overlook of the marsh and sound side of the island. Lots of frogs along the path which the kids loved. Also lots of mosquitos which they didn't, so definitely...More

1  Thank MrClarasDad
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice easy trail. Takes you out to a viewing stand where we stayed for about 30 minutes with our binoculars watching all the ibis, pelicans, cormorants, etc. But as everyone has already said, BUG SPRAY IS A MUST!

1  Thank mczw
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is an easy walk and beautiful. Love the pine cones, they are more buffed and shinny rather than dark brown and dull. It was a fun experience and I walked it alone no wild animals came after me.

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We like hiking the trails at Hammock Hills Nature Trails. Not a big place but good exercise and always some wildlife to see in the way of seabirds or even an occasional dolphin. Better in the early morning and late afternoon.

1  Thank giddensw
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Plenty of easy parking. Not large crowds. Across from National Park campground. A scenic island hammock nature walk that is flat.

3  Thank BILLandDD
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Nature trail was great, shaded most of the way. Lots of informative placards to let you know what you might see and other information about the area. Watch your step, lots of frogs and Fiddle Crabs (you can see them on the path and her...More

3  Thank sfailen2011
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This trail is about 3/4 miles and takes you across the width of the island to the sound side. We went during April and the bugs weren't bad but I can imagine them being bad during the summer. We rode our bikes from the village...More

1  Thank tkherold
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This nature trail takes you through the many different habitats that are represented on Ocracoke Island: maritime forest, marsh, live oaks, tidal inlet. The trail is an easy walk with signposts along the way. The mosquitoes are ferocious, but a good spray with DEET will...More

2  Thank FrequentTraveler2010
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This trail is about three miles from town(across from the campground). It is a short hike in sand, on boardwalks with information signs along the trail. This is a great way to get away from the many people on Ocracoke(especially in the summer) and find...More

1  Thank Cherie P
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