Outer Banks, NC

Kitty Hawk: Bay Run

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This is a pleasant run on quiet waterfront roads along Kitty Hawk Bay. There are numerous distance options, but the highlight is the section along the water, starting at Morse Shore Rd., about 3 miles south of Rt. 158. There are great views as you run along the water, continuing on a short bike path where the road ends. Continue south along Bay Dr., through a pleasant residential area along a winding road with occasional water views. After crossing the canal, continue on W. 1st St., which can be followed all the way to Collington Rd. and the Wright Brothers Memorial. The entire distance is 5.5 miles one-way from Morse Shore Rd., or nearly 9 miles from Rt. 158, combining with Woods Rd. — so choose any section! As a rule of thumb, follow the signs for Bike Route #1 & 3 the entire way.

Essentials
  • Numerous distance options depending on section chosen. Up to 9 miles one-way
  • Morse Shore Rd., about 3 miles south of Rt. 158