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Hoop Pole Creek Nature Trail

Opens in 27 min: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Level friendly trail half mile one way

You enter this trail from the parking lot near bo jangles. I was able to use my rolling walker. I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nancy D
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Augusta, Georgia, United States
Great stop to relax.

Traveled to the area for a long weekend. Found this little jewel to take a short walk on a... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
D1201YKdavidg
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Staunton, Virginia
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This easy, 1-mile round trip trail winds through the Hoop Pole Creek's maritime forest and into an estuarine ecosystem. The property is listed as a natural heritage area because of its important ecological values and functions. It serves as a refuge...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Atlantic Station Shopping Center, opposit Bojangles, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5318
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You enter this trail from the parking lot near bo jangles. I was able to use my rolling walker. I rated the trail 4 instead of 5 because there were no park brochures in the 2 boxes that are supposed to hold them and there...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice area to visit. Interesting to learn about Sand Dunes and how they actually protect the property behind the by redirecting the winds.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 14, 2019

Traveled to the area for a long weekend. Found this little jewel to take a short walk on a beautiful afternoon. Thank you to whoever had just cleared the boardwalk! Nice walk in nature and area along the Crystal Coast. Would encourage anyone wanted to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank D1201YKdavidg
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We visited this area in the Fall last year, and enjoy hiking. This is not a hiking trail. It's a very short, very easy walk. In November, we didn't have a problem with mosquitoes or flies. The entrance is a bit hard to find, and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Alp1389
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a short break from the beach or shopping, this trail offers a pleasant walk to the sound side with nice views - depending on the season biting insects can be a problem

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

My hubby and I thought we would enjoy a walk and take in some nature - not a chance! Ww took about 10 steps into the trail and were covered in biting flies. So popped over to Food Lion got some bug spray but to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JeffandDeeNC
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Went on the trail and it was great, brings you out to a nice fishing hole and great views of bouge sound

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BeachBoxEatery
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Great place to stroll with a drink from the nearby coffee shop. See local flora and imagine how difficult it would be to drag a cannon through this terrain.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Goaty_7
Reviewed March 25, 2018

an out and back from the main road toward the sound. it is paved / packed gravel most of the way. didn't see anything of interest during my visit (morning in early March)

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

This is a great short hike for older people or people with small children. It is short and level partly with a boardwalk, partly paved, and partly hard packed ground. If you take a short side trail, you may have to walk up an 8’...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Jamiepilat
April 10, 2017|
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Response from nccoastalfed | Property representative |
Hello Jamie, thank you for your question. The address is: Milepost 3.5, Hwy. 58. Atlantic Beach,NC. If that address doesn't come up on your map, the trail is across from a Bojangles located at 916 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic... More
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Barbara T
January 27, 2017|
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Response from gojusensei | Reviewed this property |
It is absolutely fine. There are no mosquitoes and other annoying insects. You will still see the birds at the estuary. There is another longer hiking trail near the aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. It is in front of the... More
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ttalb0t
June 24, 2016|
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Response from Cooke2012 | Reviewed this property |
At least wheelchair accessible. As I recall there is about 15 feet of hard level ground between the street and the board walk - I don't remember details from the curb, but there's little enough traffic to put the chair on... More
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