Frisco Ramp 49

Total Miles
3.4

Elevation

6.14 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

spring, summer, fall

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Trail Overview

Frisco Ramp 49 is located by Frisco Campground in Cape Hatteras National Seashore. ORV permits need to be purchased to drive the many designated beach access points. Annual and 10-day permits may be purchased at Recreation.gov. A list of required safety equipment must be met before driving on the beach, and a visual printed or filled out permit must be displayed on the windshield. 4WD is required for beach driving, along with a good set of tires aired down to 20psi minimum. This area holds some of the whitest sand beaches in the area along the Western edge that is packed down hard. To the East, the sand changes in color to orange with more seashells and very deep loose areas along the edge of the allowed driving area. Required Equipment: Low-pressure tire gauge, shovel, jack and jack support board, 20psi minimum tires. Optional Equipment: full-sized spare tire, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, trash bag, flashlight, tow straps, recovery boards.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

ORV permits need to be purchased to drive the many designated beach access points. Annual and 10-day permits may be purchased at Recreation.gov. Permits can be purchased through QR codes on site and permit forms are available for display at the many campgrounds and lighthouse visitor centers on the island.