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Hither Hills State Park offers visitors scenic picnic areas and fireplaces, sport fishing, a sandy ocean beach, playing fields, a playground and a 168-site campground on the ocean. Anglers can fish year-round and obtain permits to fish at night. The unique "walking dunes" of Napeague Harbor are located on the eastern boundary of the park, which also has woodlands filled with Russian olive, oak, shad and pine trees. Bridle paths and hiking, nature, biking and cross-country ski trails are available.

A variety of terrain, topography and scenery made this a terrific day hike with the wife and the dog. Some stellar views of LI Sound (with Connecticut & Rhode Island in the distance) from atop the rather abrupt bluff edges. Be sure to leash your dog and watch your step; some of these trails literally bottom out after years of exposure to the Northeast elements. We went when it was cold so tick activity was not a factor. But I can see it being as issue when the mercury rises. This 8 mile loop route was just what we needed. I'd definitely do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

I really liked this trail. The dunes weren't that impressive, especially compared to dunes in other parts of the country. But the early part of the trail was pretty unique. The little trees with brown leaves growing in the sand with the dunes on either side. It made me think of some kind of video game land or something. A bunch of ladies picking cranberries on a north part of the trail. Pretty fun little trail

Horrible. Couldn’t start trail- got torn by mosquitoes.

hiking
6 months ago

Looked like a great hike but want able to go for a mile in because of mosquitoes. These bugs were everywhere and made it uncomfortable. They were biting and swarming around us. Also, beware of ticks.

walking
6 months ago

This trail was a nice quaint walk. I enjoyed this trail with my family and we think it’s a good trail for young families and introducing hiking to young ones. Be sure to pick up the pamphlet at the beginning of the hike and read the information that corresponds to the number on the marker as you make your way through the trail. Walking in the sand was a little challenging but it was only about a mile.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Good bike trail with several very scenic segments. Easy to find parking at Hither Hills Overlook from where the trail will turn left just few meters before crossing the gravel/dirt road. If you're riding the bike, do not take the road.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

gorgeous

walking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Beautiful views, fascinating area to walk through. Amazing way to see the north side of Montauk .We brought our 8 mo old puppy in early Nov and she loved it. Very easy walk in sand 95% of the time, so you could do it in flip flops. Great time, not hard, fun. There is some short elevation up and down through sand. Highly recommended for kids, dogs, and photos. Looked like parking for only 4-6 cars. (I went in off season, so there may be more parking along the road in season, not sure)
We loved it and only passed one other small group. It took us 1hr.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Find laurel canyon when the mountain laurels bloom. 3 miles of heaven . Great views of the sound.

mountain biking
Monday, October 13, 2014

Coming east make a left at the tennis look for trail on right. Park on the road. Trail climbs up into woods and dunes. All of the trails in Hither Woods can be ridden in some kind of loop this system can take you all the way to Fort Pond Bay.

hiking
Friday, October 18, 2013

Another beautiful trail in Hither Hills State Park. It was a beautiful fall day with perfect hiking weather.

hiking
Friday, October 18, 2013

A nice trail. It may just be the best condition of any trail in Hither Hills. It was a beautiful fall day with perfect weather for hiking.

mountain biking
Friday, October 18, 2013

Nice ride with scenery all the way. It was a beautiful fall day and just right for a long bike ride.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 01, 2013

Certainly the most scenic trail on the island. Jump the train tracks to hit the coastal trails and have a dip in the sound!!!! Only issue is lots of thorns so bring lots of tubes just in case you wind up walking the last mile like me lol

mountain biking
Friday, July 20, 2012

Awesome trail. Ride it 3-4 times a week mix trails up. Good loop is 15-18 miles. Nice up and down hills. Sound sand spots which can turn u into a tree. Be careful. Crosses 3-4 roads. Very well marked trails. Parking on rte 114 is great

mountain biking
Friday, July 20, 2012

Nice trails. Thorns. Be careful. More then 14.5 miles. Awesome time

walking
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nice walk. A little boring off of the beach. Aside from water, there's not much to see.

off road driving
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nice dune & beach driving. Nice area of Long Island. Water views.

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