Outer Banks Bike Trails: What You Need to Know

The Outer Banks are perfect for leisurely cycling, thanks to its mostly flat terrain, gorgeous landscapes, and near constant supply of ocean breezes. You’ll find miles of scenic Outer Banks bike trails just waiting to be explored when you visit! Below, you’ll see a few of the top bike trails in select regions of the Outer Banks. Start planning your trip today!

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Outer Banks Bike Trails

For extensive maps showing the network of bicycle facilities in the Outer Banks, visit the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce’s website. NC-12 is a multi-use road that can take you all the way from Corolla down to Nags Head. Of course, if you don’t want to ride the whole length, you can ride on sections of it. US 158, US-64, and US-264 are all also roads where you can ride your bike. In addition, many visitors centers have bike maps with a thorough listing of all the bike-friendly paths in the area.


Corolla

Whether you’d like to spend some time cruising through town or are ready for a longer excursion, there are plenty of different biking paths in Corolla. There are several paved routes for cyclists that are entirely separate from motorists that can safely take you between place to place.


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Duck and Southern Shores

Duck and Southern Shores feature some of the most multi-use trails in the Outer Banks. There are plenty of paved paths shaded by oaks and cedars that take cyclists to different shops and restaurants or provide quick beach access.

  • Duck Trail
  • Southern Shores Town Hall to Kitty Hawk Elementary School (along US 158)


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Kitty Hawk

From sprawling nature preserves to paths threading through town or to the beach, you’ve got plenty of options in Kitty Hawk.


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Kill Devil Hills

History haunts all of the Outer Banks, but Kill Devil Hills provides an especially historical backdrop to your cycling (along with lovely views of course).


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Nags Head

Pristine natural beauty and sweeping views of the ocean await you in Nags Head. Bike paths run between nature preserves and alongside the sound for an especially scenic ride.


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Stay With Shoreline OBX

Many of our rentals are within a bike ride from town, and some are within resorts that offer their own biking paths. Plus, with our beach gear rentals, you can avoid the hassle of renting bikes from a store and we will arrange it for you.

We have rentals throughout the Outer Banks ranging in size from cozy cottages to palatial family homes. Whether you want to stay in an oceanfront property or are looking for a rental with a private pool, we have so many options to choose from. Be sure to take a look at all of our beautiful properties before you book your vacation in the Outer Banks!