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Address: 46375 Lighthouse Road, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 97109

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 roof rack . Enjoy the butterflies , ferns , creek and birds .

1 Thank JUDY H
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This trail might be a better option outside of summer. We saw more frogs and toads than I'd ever seen in a single area. We didn't really see any other wildlife. The mosquitoes were horrible - don't even think about going in without bug spray. We walked out with few bites, but were constantly being buzzed.

Thank ethomas1973
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We walked the trail this morning and really enjoyed the 3/4 mile loop. The whole trail is fairly flat and easy to maneuver and took us about 20 minutes at a leisurely pace. YES, you need bug spray and a hat most definitely to keep the critters at bay, but would recommend to anyone wanting a walk in the maritime... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Located near the Hatteras Lighthouse, we were prepared for mosquitos having applied Deet. We could only stay about seven minutes because we were constantly attacked by aggressive mosquitos, which made reading the plaques impossible. We had to give up and leave. Its recommended to spray your clothing as well. One mosquito attempted to bite me through my heavy sock. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I suppose for experienced hikers and woodsmen the Buxton Woods trail would be barely a snack. But I'm older and not much of a walker, and the short distance is perfect for me. I've hiked the trail nine times now, almost every time I've vactioned on Hatteras. The Buxton Woods are the only really forested spot on Hatteras Island--they lie... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We ventured down the dirt road in our Jeep, curious about what awaited us. Rainy weather made the road muddy, which wasn't an issue, but it did keep us from parking and venturing into the woods for a hike. Might be worth exploring on a sunny, mosquito-free day (if there is such a think out here in the OBX).

Thank Ellen B
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This beautiful nature trail is on the road that used to go to the original location of the Hatteras Lighthouse. It is peaceful and amazingly beautiful. I only took a short walk because I wanted to visit other attractions in the area, but it's most definitely worth an hour or more of your time.

1 Thank Frank d
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We rode our bikes from Buxton trailhead to Stub Stuart. It was a wonderful ride. The path is clear and easy to maneuver. The trees, flowers, and greenery were breath taking! The only downfall was the outhouse bathroom at the Buxton Trailhead. It was disgusting.

Thank Sunnysnow

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