Actually this trail connects to the Hobbit trail.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a more secluded area to access the beach. Problem is there are crazy homeless tweakers that will car clout you. Squatters stay there many times and hear they harassed the Snowy Plover counters that used to park out there. Keep in mind the beach is closed for the Snowy Plovers March 15th -Sept 15th.

hiking
1 month ago

The drive in on Mercer Lake rd is almost one lane and dangerous. Be ready to slam on the breaks as people often cut the blind corners. Make sure your lights are on. The trail is mud until Spring, early summer the grass and weeds are 6 feet tall with massive mosquitoes. After they cut the grass which is not every year its very hard to walk as there are piles of grass on the trail. After living here and walking the trail for 20 years I find it funny someone would mention the wildlife. Something I have noticed is there is very little Wildlife. My theory is that as a Dairy Farm in the past they sprayed a lot of chemicals to kill weeds and grow grass for cows. The wildlife you will see are Bears because yes they also like the berries. I once saw an owl. Stay away from this area during hunting season as wounded bears are very dangerous.

The scenery at the Lighthouse is beautiful!!!! Not a bad trail too!

Fun little hike to stretch the legs a bit and get fresh air.

We made it to the lighthouse while it was still clear then left as the fog was rolling in. Fun little trek :)

Short but great views of the ocean.

hiking
3 months ago

To clarify a good place to start on the trail: Follow Mercer Lake Rd along the lake until it becomes Mercer View Dr. Take Twin Fawn Dr which forks off to the left. There is a sign that says no turnaround, but ignore that. Follow Twin Fawn Dr until the end where there is a turnaround (for cars, not long RVs) and parking for the trail. On 9/6/17 it was a fine trail with no obstacles (and lots of ripe berries). It was mowed grass and in the sun for the first 0.5 miles, then the trail crossed a bridge and went into a cool arch of trees.

My sister was on crutches and made it up just fine. The view is incredible. Worth it 100%.

This stretch of coastline is so beautiful...good weather or bad.