Hike the Hellcat Dunes Trail

Hellcat Dunes Parking Area - Search Nearby - Added by Gustavo Quiros

Get to know the barrier island dunes and the wildlife that live there via a boardwalk trail with a viewing deck.

Park in the parking area off of Refuge Rd. Take the Dunes Trail, a boardwalk path for the 0.7-mile loop. Enjoy the views from an observation deck on three-story-high dunes. This trail is accessible from April-October.


0.7 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

16 ft Gain




Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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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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Best trail in Parker River

The longest trail in the refuge. Marsh side of this trail is currently closed for maintenance, likely until July 2019 or later.

Great For Bird Sightings

The whole wildlife refuge in Plum Island is great for walking and bird watching. Nice beaches as well.

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