National Wildlife Refuge System

ALLIGATOR RIVER
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

100 Conservation Way
Manteo, NC, 27954
Phone: 252-473-1131
E-mail: alligatorriver@fws.gov

CREEF CUT TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.52 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Boardwalk

Special Features

  • "Wild thing, I think I love you"

MURPHY PETERSON WILDLIFE DRIVE

Trail Information

  • Length: 15 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • See black bear, wild turkeys, birds of prey, waterfowl - perhaps even a red wolf!
  • Maps available at Creef Cut Wildlife Trail kiosk and entrance to Refuge Operations Facility on Milltail Rd.
  • Drive is series of roads
  • Named for Murphy Peterson who worked on the refuge until his untimely death in 2011


SANDY RIDGE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.68 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 0.8
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Listen to the natural world

Alligator River
National Wildlife Refuge

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Last updated: October 28, 2010