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Hike the Hellcat Dunes Trail

Newbury, Massachusetts

4.5/5
based on 2 reviews

Details

Distance

0.7 miles

Elevation Gain

16 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

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.

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

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

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

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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