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Best trails in Assateague Island National Seashore

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Looking for a great trail in Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland? AllTrails has 7 great walking trails, kid friendly trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Assateague Island National Seashore ranging from 1.4 to 9.4 miles and from 3 to 9 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.

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Map of trails in Assateague Island National Seashore
Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
410-641-1441
Top trails (7)
#1 - Assateague Island Trail
Assateague Island National Seashore
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
There is a fee to enter the park. For up to date information, please see the park page here: https://www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisit/conditions.htm This hike is entirely in sand. There are multiple back-country campsites along this route. A permit is required to camp in the back-country campsites.Show more
#2 - Woodland and Bivalve Trail
Assateague Island National Seashore
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 56 m
Assateauge Island is a National Wildlife Refuge located on the Easter Shore of Virginia and Maryland. As a National Wildlife Refuge, it remains principally unchanged and unimproved by man and is host to a wide variety of animals including a multitude of birds and the famous Chincoteague Ponies. With access from Chincoteauge Island, there are numerous multiple use trails, a beach and an educational visitor center. There is no camping on the VA side of Assteague but backcountry camping is allowed on the Maryland side (permit required). The Woodland Trail can be hiked in about 1-2 hours based on pace. Difficulty: This is a paved, multi-use trails which is not very challenging but allows for some nice views. Passes to the refuge can be bought on a weekly ($15-20) or annual ($30-40) basis. Active Duty Military is free. Just show an ID Card and you'll get an annual National Parks Pass. Show more
#3 - Assateague National Seashore Bike Path
Assateague Island National Seashore
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
#4 - Life of the Forest Trail
Assateague Island National Seashore
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
#5 - Life of the Marsh Trail
Assateague Island National Seashore
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(35)
Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
#6 - Island Nature Trail
Assateague Island National Seashore
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(19)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 34 m
#7 - Beach Walk
Assateague Island National Seashore
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 44 m