Run Hill is like a mini Jockey's Ridge. It's an active, migrating dune system just like Jockey's Ridge, but it's much smaller - 123 acres instead of 420. And it seems wilder and more mysterious. It's a state natural area instead of state park, so there's no visitor center or amenities and it's lesser known, which means it's far less crowded than Jockey's Ridge. Run Hill has all the valleys and ridges you'd expect of a dune system, so keep an eye on your kids and don't let them get lost behind a dune. You can access Run Hill behind First Flight Middle School or off 10th Avenue in Kitty Devil Hills.
Run Hill State Natural Area
901 10th Avenue, Kill Devil Hills