Southern Shores, NC Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Southern Shores, NC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Salem Road Trail and General Booth Boulevard Trail. With more than 19 trails covering 86 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Birdneck Road Trail

2.1 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Corolla Greenway

9 mi
State: NC
Boardwalk, Concrete

Dam Neck Road Trail

7.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (NC)

4.5 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

8.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Duck Trail

6 mi
State: NC
Asphalt, Concrete

General Booth Boulevard Trail

6.1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Great Neck Road/London Bridge Road Trail

11.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Independence Boulevard Trail

3.8 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Kempsville Road Trail

7.3 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Lynnhaven Parkway Trail

6.4 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Nimmo Parkway Trail

1.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Rosemont Road Trail

3.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Salem Road Trail

1.3 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Twiford Street Multi-Use Path

0.9 mi
State: NC
Asphalt

Upton Drive Trail

0.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

2.6 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path

0.5 mi
State: NC
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Birdneck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Norfolk Avenue and General Booth...
VA 2.1 mi Concrete
Corolla Greenway offers beautiful views of Currituck Sound and maritime forest along North Carolina's popular Outer Banks. The paved north-south pathway, which largely parallels N.C. Highway 12 (also...
NC 9 mi Boardwalk, Concrete
The Dam Neck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Salem Road and Terrier Avenue,...
VA 7.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
If you're looking for a low-stress place to take a family bike ride or an evening stroll in Kitty Hawk, consider the David Paul Pruitt Jr. Multi-use Trail. The shady path connects two popular area...
NC 2 mi Asphalt
The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a paved, heavily wooded pathway along the eastern border of Dismal Swamp State Park. The park offers more than 112,000 acres of forested wetlands and is teeming with...
NC 4.5 mi Asphalt
As it was built on a former state highway, the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail provides a wide, paved and flat pathway along its namesake waterway and the Great Dismal Swamp Refuge. Not only does this...
VA 8.5 mi Asphalt
The Duck Trail stretches the length of the Town of Duck, a beach resort in the Outer Banks. The trail links residential areas to the countless restaurants and charming local stores along Duck Road/...
NC 6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The General Booth Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Princess Anne Road and...
VA 6.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This 11.5-mile paved trail begins in the busy commercial area just south of Shore Drive/US 60 in Virginia Beach. If you wish to reach one of the most popular parks in the state, head east on the Cape...
VA 11.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Independence Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to S. Independence Boulevard in two disconnected...
VA 3.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Kempsville Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Providence Road (SR 40) and...
VA 7.3 mi Concrete
The Lynnhaven Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Lishell Place and Stewart...
VA 6.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Nimmo Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Albuquerque Drive and just a little...
VA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Rosemont Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Holland Road and Whiteberry Lane....
VA 3.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Salem Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between South Independence Boulevard and Princess...
VA 1.3 mi Concrete
The Twiford Street Multi-use Path can be found in the Outer Banks town of Kitty Hawk. The asphalt trail mimics Twiford Street between Rogers Road in the west to The Woods Road in the east. The pretty...
NC 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Upton Drive Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to a short section of its namesake road between Nimmo Parkway and...
VA 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is among one of the most popular trails in the Virginia Beach area. Throughout the summer the boardwalk hums with pedestrians taking in the shops and beach along this...
VA 2.6 mi Concrete
Kitty Hawk is a charming seaside town in the Outer Banks, but it was the Wright Brothers of Ohio who put int on the map when in 1903, they piloted the first ever successful flight. The two names are...
NC 0.5 mi Concrete

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Trails by activity

Independence Boulevard Trail

VA - 3.8 miles

The Independence Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to S. Independence Boulevard in two disconnected...

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

VA - 8.5 miles

As it was built on a former state highway, the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail provides a wide, paved and flat pathway along its namesake waterway and the Great Dismal Swamp Refuge. Not only does this...

Nimmo Parkway Trail

VA - 1.5 miles

Nimmo Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Albuquerque Drive and just a little...

Upton Drive Trail

VA - 0.6 miles

The Upton Drive Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to a short section of its namesake road between Nimmo Parkway and...

Accordion

Twiford Street Multi-Use Path

NC - 0.9 miles

The Twiford Street Multi-use Path can be found in the Outer Banks town of Kitty Hawk. The asphalt trail mimics Twiford Street between Rogers Road in the west to The Woods Road in the east. The pretty...

Great Neck Road/London Bridge Road Trail

VA - 11.5 miles

This 11.5-mile paved trail begins in the busy commercial area just south of Shore Drive/US 60 in Virginia Beach. If you wish to reach one of the most popular parks in the state, head east on the Cape...

Dam Neck Road Trail

VA - 7.9 miles

The Dam Neck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Salem Road and Terrier Avenue,...

David Paul Pruitt Jr. Multi-Use Trail

NC - 2 miles

If you're looking for a low-stress place to take a family bike ride or an evening stroll in Kitty Hawk, consider the David Paul Pruitt Jr. Multi-use Trail. The shady path connects two popular area...

Corolla Greenway

NC - 9 miles

Corolla Greenway offers beautiful views of Currituck Sound and maritime forest along North Carolina's popular Outer Banks. The paved north-south pathway, which largely parallels N.C. Highway 12 (also...

Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path

NC - 0.5 miles

Kitty Hawk is a charming seaside town in the Outer Banks, but it was the Wright Brothers of Ohio who put int on the map when in 1903, they piloted the first ever successful flight. The two names are...

Birdneck Road Trail

VA - 2.1 miles

The Birdneck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Norfolk Avenue and General Booth...

General Booth Boulevard Trail

VA - 6.1 miles

The General Booth Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Princess Anne Road and...

Salem Road Trail

VA - 1.3 miles

Salem Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between South Independence Boulevard and Princess...

Lynnhaven Parkway Trail

VA - 6.4 miles

The Lynnhaven Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Lishell Place and Stewart...

Rosemont Road Trail

VA - 3.5 miles

The Rosemont Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Holland Road and Whiteberry Lane....

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

VA - 2.6 miles

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is among one of the most popular trails in the Virginia Beach area. Throughout the summer the boardwalk hums with pedestrians taking in the shops and beach along this...

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (NC)

NC - 4.5 miles

The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a paved, heavily wooded pathway along the eastern border of Dismal Swamp State Park. The park offers more than 112,000 acres of forested wetlands and is teeming with...

Kempsville Road Trail

VA - 7.3 miles

The Kempsville Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Providence Road (SR 40) and...

Duck Trail

NC - 6 miles

The Duck Trail stretches the length of the Town of Duck, a beach resort in the Outer Banks. The trail links residential areas to the countless restaurants and charming local stores along Duck Road/...

Upton Drive Trail

VA - 0.6 miles

The Upton Drive Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to a short section of its namesake road between Nimmo Parkway and...

Twiford Street Multi-Use Path

NC - 0.9 miles

The Twiford Street Multi-use Path can be found in the Outer Banks town of Kitty Hawk. The asphalt trail mimics Twiford Street between Rogers Road in the west to The Woods Road in the east. The pretty...

General Booth Boulevard Trail

VA - 6.1 miles

The General Booth Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Princess Anne Road and...

Birdneck Road Trail

VA - 2.1 miles

The Birdneck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Norfolk Avenue and General Booth...

Accordion

Rosemont Road Trail

VA - 3.5 miles

The Rosemont Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Holland Road and Whiteberry Lane....

Lynnhaven Parkway Trail

VA - 6.4 miles

The Lynnhaven Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Lishell Place and Stewart...

Corolla Greenway

NC - 9 miles

Corolla Greenway offers beautiful views of Currituck Sound and maritime forest along North Carolina's popular Outer Banks. The paved north-south pathway, which largely parallels N.C. Highway 12 (also...

Independence Boulevard Trail

VA - 3.8 miles

The Independence Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to S. Independence Boulevard in two disconnected...

Duck Trail

NC - 6 miles

The Duck Trail stretches the length of the Town of Duck, a beach resort in the Outer Banks. The trail links residential areas to the countless restaurants and charming local stores along Duck Road/...

David Paul Pruitt Jr. Multi-Use Trail

NC - 2 miles

If you're looking for a low-stress place to take a family bike ride or an evening stroll in Kitty Hawk, consider the David Paul Pruitt Jr. Multi-use Trail. The shady path connects two popular area...

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

VA - 8.5 miles

As it was built on a former state highway, the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail provides a wide, paved and flat pathway along its namesake waterway and the Great Dismal Swamp Refuge. Not only does this...

Nimmo Parkway Trail

VA - 1.5 miles

Nimmo Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Albuquerque Drive and just a little...

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (NC)

NC - 4.5 miles

The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a paved, heavily wooded pathway along the eastern border of Dismal Swamp State Park. The park offers more than 112,000 acres of forested wetlands and is teeming with...

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

VA - 2.6 miles

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is among one of the most popular trails in the Virginia Beach area. Throughout the summer the boardwalk hums with pedestrians taking in the shops and beach along this...

Salem Road Trail

VA - 1.3 miles

Salem Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between South Independence Boulevard and Princess...

Great Neck Road/London Bridge Road Trail

VA - 11.5 miles

This 11.5-mile paved trail begins in the busy commercial area just south of Shore Drive/US 60 in Virginia Beach. If you wish to reach one of the most popular parks in the state, head east on the Cape...

Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path

NC - 0.5 miles

Kitty Hawk is a charming seaside town in the Outer Banks, but it was the Wright Brothers of Ohio who put int on the map when in 1903, they piloted the first ever successful flight. The two names are...

Dam Neck Road Trail

VA - 7.9 miles

The Dam Neck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Salem Road and Terrier Avenue,...

Kempsville Road Trail

VA - 7.3 miles

The Kempsville Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Providence Road (SR 40) and...

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (NC)

NC - 4.5 miles

The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail is a paved, heavily wooded pathway along the eastern border of Dismal Swamp State Park. The park offers more than 112,000 acres of forested wetlands and is teeming with...

Lynnhaven Parkway Trail

VA - 6.4 miles

The Lynnhaven Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Lishell Place and Stewart...

Dam Neck Road Trail

VA - 7.9 miles

The Dam Neck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Salem Road and Terrier Avenue,...

Salem Road Trail

VA - 1.3 miles

Salem Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between South Independence Boulevard and Princess...

Accordion

Twiford Street Multi-Use Path

NC - 0.9 miles

The Twiford Street Multi-use Path can be found in the Outer Banks town of Kitty Hawk. The asphalt trail mimics Twiford Street between Rogers Road in the west to The Woods Road in the east. The pretty...

Rosemont Road Trail

VA - 3.5 miles

The Rosemont Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Holland Road and Whiteberry Lane....

David Paul Pruitt Jr. Multi-Use Trail

NC - 2 miles

If you're looking for a low-stress place to take a family bike ride or an evening stroll in Kitty Hawk, consider the David Paul Pruitt Jr. Multi-use Trail. The shady path connects two popular area...

Duck Trail

NC - 6 miles

The Duck Trail stretches the length of the Town of Duck, a beach resort in the Outer Banks. The trail links residential areas to the countless restaurants and charming local stores along Duck Road/...

Great Neck Road/London Bridge Road Trail

VA - 11.5 miles

This 11.5-mile paved trail begins in the busy commercial area just south of Shore Drive/US 60 in Virginia Beach. If you wish to reach one of the most popular parks in the state, head east on the Cape...

Birdneck Road Trail

VA - 2.1 miles

The Birdneck Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Norfolk Avenue and General Booth...

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

VA - 2.6 miles

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is among one of the most popular trails in the Virginia Beach area. Throughout the summer the boardwalk hums with pedestrians taking in the shops and beach along this...

Upton Drive Trail

VA - 0.6 miles

The Upton Drive Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to a short section of its namesake road between Nimmo Parkway and...

Kempsville Road Trail

VA - 7.3 miles

The Kempsville Road Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Providence Road (SR 40) and...

Nimmo Parkway Trail

VA - 1.5 miles

Nimmo Parkway Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Albuquerque Drive and just a little...

Independence Boulevard Trail

VA - 3.8 miles

The Independence Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to S. Independence Boulevard in two disconnected...

Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path

NC - 0.5 miles

Kitty Hawk is a charming seaside town in the Outer Banks, but it was the Wright Brothers of Ohio who put int on the map when in 1903, they piloted the first ever successful flight. The two names are...

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

VA - 8.5 miles

As it was built on a former state highway, the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail provides a wide, paved and flat pathway along its namesake waterway and the Great Dismal Swamp Refuge. Not only does this...

General Booth Boulevard Trail

VA - 6.1 miles

The General Booth Boulevard Trail is one in a series of suburban trails in the Virginia Beach area for non-motorized use. The trail runs parallel to its namesake road between Princess Anne Road and...

Corolla Greenway

NC - 9 miles

Corolla Greenway offers beautiful views of Currituck Sound and maritime forest along North Carolina's popular Outer Banks. The paved north-south pathway, which largely parallels N.C. Highway 12 (also...

Recent Trail Reviews

Wright Brothers Multi-Use Path

Quad Skate

September, 2021 by shantel.mcduffie

If you have good wheels, you could skate this very short scenic trail.
It's beautiful and partially shaded. I am pretty new to skating but I have outdoor wheels so it wasn't too rough.

Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Very Enjoyable Ride

September, 2021 by shcavan

The only reason to not give it 5 stars is that it is very busy but it is scenic with lots of restaurants nearby. Smooth, well kept surface.

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

Smooth Surface.

September, 2021 by shcavan

Easy, enjoyable ride.

Accordion

Great Neck Road/London Bridge Road Trail

Mileage

August, 2021 by golferrc

Just a note - as depicted - the mileage from the start near Shore Drive to the end near General Booth Blvd is actually 22 Miles - not 11.5 as in the trail description.

Birdneck Road Trail

Well maintained trail

July, 2021 by tdykz6s8bq

I cycle on this trail 2-3 times a week and the path itself is great; some of the other people who use it aren’t very courteous—they don’t share the path even though it’s a multi-use path—so if you’re cycling be mindful that you may have to go in the grass. My only complaint is the lights don’t come on in the darkest part of the path after dark. As to the complaint about road noise, well, it’s beside the road…Where there’s road noise. ¿¿¿¿¿

Duck Trail

trail experience

June, 2021 by terrie_edwards

Nice but not much shade so stay hydrated.

David Paul Pruitt Jr. Multi-Use Trail

nice ride

June, 2021 by terrie_edwards

We parked at the parking lot and rode the nice asphalt path and stopped at the park, walked through the park where we saw over 50 turtles and a peacock. There were nice bridges- great for children. Then we ride back. Nice pleasant morning.

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

Nice out and back

May, 2021 by sandymo

Easy 22 miler from the local park to the end and back. The trail is well paved and flat as a pancake with 33 deer if climbing over the 22 miles. Plenty of farms working and good views of the canal and water lily flowers. There were some historical signs providing information on the area and canal. This is a good trail to roll along and get some exercise. It ends abruptly with a little turnaround. Sure wish it was connected to the NC trail fir more miles.

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

OUTSTANDING TANDEM BIKE TRAIL

March, 2021 by utpaduke

My wife and I rode this trail on March 9-10-11. It was Straight as an arrow and Flat as a pancake! My wife and I always explore new rail-trails as we travel... Normally we do 6 miles out and back. But this time, my wife said she was willing to go to the end of the trail! We parked @ the main parking lot right off of Hwy 17. Each day we did a round-trip of a bit over 17miles! Two beautiful bathrooms about 3.5miles apart. Two awesome JD 6600 Combines and some other old farm vehicles hidden in the woods! This is a beautiful and serene riding location at any time of the day! We stayed @ the HIExpress-Chesapeake; about 8 miles away. The only bear we saw was Ches A. Peake, the wooden mascot @ the trail entrance!

General Booth Boulevard Trail

cool bridge!

February, 2021 by tom.joy

Not a clear connection from Boardwalk Trail but with Trail Link maps, you’ll find it. Very cool to go over the big bridge. Then follows the busy highway thru residential and business areas including the Aquarium! Partially shaded. Sometimes bumpy from roots or uneven sidewalks.

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (NC)

Outstanding riding trails.

November, 2020 by mgall1

The trails are very well maintained. Despite all the previous rain, I had an awesome 23 mile ride and throughly enjoyed the day. The park Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (VA)

relaxing and perfect for all ages

October, 2020 by methh001

Very nice atmosphere with plenty of rest areas. Be sure to be the sun down to avoid wildlife

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