Year of the Trail: Bald Head Woods Guided Hike


Come take a hike and explore Bald Head Woods with the BHI Conservancy and NC Coastal Reserve!

Registration Required

Bald Head Woods Reserve is the second largest maritime forest in the state of North Carolina and features live oak trees that are hundreds of years old. Bald Head Island Conservancy and NC Coastal Reserve staff will lead two hikes to explore the woods while identifying local plants and animals.

How to Get There:

Bald Head Island can only be accessed by boat. The passenger ferry is located at Deep Port Marina in Southport, NC. Tickets are $23 for adults and $12 for children 3-12 (roundtrip). Please plan to take the 8 AM or 9 AM ferry. You can buy tickets ahead of time at or when you arrive. Transport to and from the meeting location via the tram is included in the price of your ferry ticket.

Everyone should meet at the Bald Head Island Conservancy (700 Federal Road). Staff will transport you to the hike starting point (the Timmons Oak).

Learn more about Bald Head Woods Reserve.

The Fleming Environmental Education Center at the BHI Conservancy will also have nature-based activities using our digital microscopes and nature crafts from 10-1pm.

Loop Trail Hike-

This guided family friendly and accessible hike will be on Loop Trail which is roughly 0.5 miles long. A scavenger hunt will be included.

Timmons Oak to BHI Conservancy Campus-

This guided hike will go from the Timmons Oak to the BHI Conservancy campus which is roughly 1.5 miles long. This hike will include a tutorial on iNaturalist.