Elliot Coues Trail
ElevationAscent: 24' 7 m
Descent: -25' -8 m
High: 11' 3 m
Low: 3' 1 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (1°)
“Enjoy beautiful views of ocean, dunes, and wetlands under wooded canopy and above the beaches.”— Biker Bill
Views of the beaches and ocean are beautiful on the south side of the loop from the crest of the dunes. You'll hike in a loop around historical Ft. Macon and beside the Coast Guard Station looking out on the Beaufort Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the north side, there are views to the wetlands with numerous wide boardwalks across tidal floods that wind through the tree canopy. Multiple laps of this 3.2-mile loop make for even more of a workout and reversing the route increases the fun.
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Land Manager: NC State Parks - Fort Macon State Park