Cape Hatteras Ramp 2 to 4

Total Miles


4.73 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Cape Hatteras has many access points you can drive on the beach. Ramp 2 to 4 is just south of the town of Nag Head. 4x4 is required to be able to drive on the beach as well as airing down your tires to 20 psi or less. Recovery equipment is also required along with an ORV permit. The permits are sold in annual, or 10-day passes. Be mindful of tides when traveling on the beach and make sure to keep steady momentum while driving. Equipment required: Low-pressure tire gauge, shovel, jack, and jack support, 20 psi or less in tires, fire extinguisher, trash bag, flashlight, tow straps, and recovery boards.


Tides can make banks of sand that vary in heights. Ruts during heavy times of traffic and drop-offs can happen at low tide.

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