Bike Assateague Island National Seashore

Rate this Adventure 5 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Abby Shepard

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. 

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Cycling
Photography
Swimming
Hiking
Bathrooms
Beach
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

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