The Sweet Gum Trail is marked as "moderate" and that's a fair assessment. We're mid-sixties, in decent but not in exceptional shape, and it was perfect for us. Kids five or older would also enjoy it. It's mostly all in the shade and there are bridges over a swamp, built in steps and a portion of the trail on loose... 更多
Sweetgum Swamp Trail is part of the Nag Head Woods Nature Preserve. It is very quiet and peaceful. If you are looking for a cool shady place to get away from the crowds, noise and heat of the developed areas this is a great place to be. Go early because the parking lot is small and fills early.
We visited day before yesterday and was hoping to come back again before leaving the beach, but that doesn't seem possible right now. The place is peaceful and beautiful but we could still smell the strong aroma of "wet burnt wood". We didn't stay long so we will try to come back again next year.
Driving down the road to the preserve that the swamp trails are in I thought ... this has to be wrong... too many houses and just off the commercial strip... I must have the wrong address. But I didn't :) After the houses, the road turns dirt and there the preserve is. Very quiet and peaceful... so much so I... 更多
Moderate hiking trail, ~45-60 min, packed dirt with an occasional sand trap. No wheelchair access. Nice maritime forest scapes, not... 更多
Rated as moderate, but one sand hill could probably be considered difficult for some hikers. My husband and I enjoyed... 更多