Dog Friendly Hiking Trails in Nags Head, NC

There’s 1 dog-friendly hiking trail in Nags Head, and 5 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Nags Head.

Pet Friendly Bodie Island Light Station
Bodie Island Light Station Bodie Island Light Station in Nags Head is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the grounds of this historic lighthouse. Dogs are not allowed inside anymore, despite the lighthouse once being the stomping ground of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Chess who used to climb the tower every day with his owner, the last civilian-era keeper of the lighthouse. See Details
Pet Friendly Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial Bring your leashed pup to the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, NC, and see the site of the first successful airplane flights. While there, you can fly kites, visit the beginning and end locations of the first flight, see the reconstructed 1903 camp buildings and visit the Wright Brothers National Monument. The area is dog-friendly, but Fido must be leashed at all times and is not permitted inside any buildings. See Details
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Fort Raleigh National Historic Site preserves England's initial New World settlements in Manteo, NC from 1584-1590. You can bring Fido along while you explore the historic area, which features a 1.25-mile dog-friendly trail through a maritime forest with views of the Croatan Sound. Then, loop back via a short 0.3-mile loop to a sandy shoreline, which features interpretive signs about local history and Algonquian practices. See Details
Sweetgum Swamp to Blueberry Ridge Trail Sweetgum Swamp To Blueberry Ridge Trail is pet-friendly. This loop trail is just under 3.5 miles in length and is rated as moderately difficult. During spring, dogs will have the chance to stop and sniff the wildflowers that line the trail. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind by pups. See Details
The Duck Trail The Duck Trail is a six-mile pet-friendly pathway in Duck, NC. Leashed pets can join their owners on this trail which pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters utilize. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind by pups and keep them leashed at all times. See Details
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Alligator River NWR, a pet-friendly destination on Albemarle Peninsula, NC, safeguards rare pocosin wetlands, dense with shrubby vegetation and peat layers. It also preserves swamp forest and marshes, fostering diverse wildlife like black bear, otter and red wolves, with two accessible half-mile trails in serene settings. Visiting dogs must be properly confined and on a leash (10-foot maximum). See Details
Nags Head, NC, US