Bike Assateague Island National Seashore

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Find the famous wild horses of Assateague Island by biking through the park

Assateague Island is a 37 mile long barrier island along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia, and is home to the famous herd of wild horses. Asssateague National Seashore is located on the Maryland side of the island, and offers Atlantic beaches, bay beaches, biking routes, hiking trails, and wild horse sightings. 

Park at the Assateague Island Visitor Center and explore the exhibits inside. To avoid paying the entrance fee to the seashore (and for a nice ride), leave your car at the visitor center and bike over the bike/pedestrian friendly bridge. Continue along the road past Assateague Island State Park to enter the National Seashore. 

The road continues through the island habitat for about 5 miles. Take a detour on Bayside Dr. for scenic views of the bay and a nice picnic area. 

Stop and take one of the several short hikes along the road for a chance to see the wild horses! The Life of the Marsh trail on Bayside Dr. is lovely. 

Distance

5 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Cycling, Photography, Swimming, Hiking

Bathrooms
Beach
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Chincoteague Island KOA

Chincoteague, Virginia

Cape May KOA

Cape May, New Jersey

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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