Hike the Hellcat Dunes Trail

Massachusetts Hellcat Dunes Parking Area

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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.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Good shoes
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Activities:

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

0.7 Miles

Elev. Gain:

16 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildlife

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Great For Bird Sightings

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

about 1 month ago

Added by Gustavo Quiros

Photographer // Adventurer // Dreamer // Artist

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