South Core Banks - Back Road

Total Miles


3.48 ft


5.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

South Core Banks is only accessible by vehicle ferry. A reservation is required through Cape Lookout Cabins and Camps or the Davis Shore Ferry Service. A beach driving permit (ORV) is required and can be obtained through The National Park Service recommends a low-pressure tire gauge, shovel, jack, and jack support board, as well as a spare tire, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher, trash bag or container, flashlight, and tow strap. Tires should be aired down to 15-20 PSI. This back road intersects and detours through the beach at various points. The trail is one vehicle wide with space to pass.


Weather dependent, this trail has the potential for water crossings and washouts. Drivers should be aware there could be hidden debris under the sandy trail.

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