Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Total Miles
29.7

Elevation

2.27 ft

Duration

4 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a series of dirt and gravel roads located in Dare County, North Carolina, approximately 45 minutes west of Nags Head in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The roads offer a relaxing view of the wildlife and surrounding forest and swampland. One can expect to see a variety of wildlife, including black bears, endangered red wolves, and if you're lucky, alligators!

Photos of Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Difficulty

Most of the trails are simple gravel roads. There are some secondary roads and trails that are dirt and become very muddy during and after rain. Most of the trail system is easily accomplished in 2WD, with the secondary roads sometimes requiring 4WD depending on weather.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Rocky Poovey
May 24, 2024
2016 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Normal

Access Description

Alligator River NWR is located off of US-64 near the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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