Ninety-nine acre Shadmoor State Park, located one quarter-mile east of Montauk Village, features more than 2,400 feet of ocean beach accessed by two stairways. The park, named for its open, rolling geography and the shadbush that grows there, also has bluffs, freshwater wetlands that are part of the preserve, hiking trails and elevated platforms for birdwatching and enjoying the shoreline views. Visitors may picnic and saltwater fish. The park's foliage includes black cherry trees and clusters of the rare and federally-endangered sand plain gerardia plant. Of historical note, two concrete bunkers, erected during World War II and once equipped with artillery guns to protect the coast from enemy invasion, remain on the property. Shadmoor does not charge for parking.

Very enjoyable 2+ mile hike with great views of the ocean from the bluffs and then dropping down onto the beach at Ditch Plains. Take the turnoff and head up to the WWII bunker.....it’s creepy.

The trail was a nice hike with beautiful views on the bluffs. Well marked and maintained.

Nice little trail. The vegetation is low for about half of the trail, letting you see out towards the ocean. The rest of the trail is walled in by high bushes. The section along the bluff is nice. Trail is wide enough that there's little problem with brushing up against plants, which can cause issues during tick season.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Very nice trail for a hike or bike ride. Only grip is it's a little short. Rode my bike and did all of the connected trails it only took an hour. The bluffs over looking the water are beautiful and one of the two bunkers are open if you look carefully. Not that I would know, but it seems like it would have a great view from the roof that may or may not be accessible from a ladder on the inside.

If you enjoy hiking near the beach, then this is the trail for you. It can get muddy quickly, but the views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean are as good as it gets. It's only about a 10 minute hike until you get to the bluffs overlooking the water and then it's really up to you how far you want to go. I suggest taking the Roosevelt Run for the best scenic views!

Monday, October 09, 2017

Great coastal & beach walk with beautiful views

Awesome views.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Great place for a easy hike (Id consider it more a walk). Fairly well maintained trails, not much elevation change, and great views out to the ocean. Overlooks ditch plains. There are also 2 old bunker installations along the trails. Just be careful by the bluffs, they are severely eroding.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Great, easy, beach side trail!

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

I hiked this trail in late October. It wasn't busy at all. There are cool bunker to look at. And when the trail opens up to the ocean it is just so pretty. The views were great.

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

This was a great trail. Great bluffs and historical bldgs along the trail. This is a must see trail. Very quiet and peaceful and runs along the ocean.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Very easy trail that leads to stunning ocean views. I was there in the middle of the day at the height of tourist season and had whole chunks of the trail and overlooks to myself. Loved the tranquility and escape from the crowds.

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The sound of the surf while hiking is a totally different experience. Loved the cliffs and the bunkers, too.

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