Jockey’s Trail was designed by The OBX Way, a nonprofit based in Kill Devil Hills, to be accessible, safe, and educational. The route connects existing community paths over a variety of terrain, including: maritime forest, sidewalk, boardwalk, greenway, and ocean beach. Intense thru-hike training and heavy packs are not necessary for the 14, 13, 10, and 13-mile stages. Hotels are available at the end of each stage, or hikers may shuttle to a rental home. Shoulder-season months (March-May and September-November) are recommended for climate and convenience.i
Ribbon (beard!?) Cutting of Jockey’s Trail is on Saturday, March 4th from noon to 4 pm. Come celebrate the launch of Jockey’s Trail in the Outer Banks Brewing Station backyard!
This is a “rain or shine” event and the Outside Bar will be open… weather permitting.
FREE clipper services by Cooter the Barber, so bring your beard or bearded friends!
Outdoor enthusiasts and local organizations are encouraged to attend and socialize.
2023 is officially NC’s Year of the Trail.
Jockey’s Trail is a 50-mile hiking route, designed by The OBX Way, a KDH nonprofit.
Coinciding with NC’s “Year of the Trail” is the development of Jockey’s Trail, a new 50-mile hiking route. The recommended four day trek begins at Jockey’s Ridge State Park and weaves north through Nags Head Woods Preserve, Wright Brothers Memorial, Duck Boardwalk, Historic Corolla Park, and Currituck National Wildlife Refuge. The end of the trail is marked in Carova, south of False Cape, with a monument to the 1728 state line expedition where wild horses may also be seen exploring.