Cape May Point Trail

EASY 21 reviews

Cape May Point Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cape May, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Great family walk

hiking
8 months ago

walking
8 months ago

I walked around the bird refuge. The trail over to the state park hit a dead end due to birds nesting nearby, but the refuge was still enjoyable. The sandy paths can get quite hot, so I would suggest walking this in the morning. Go early and beat the crowd, as it will be much more peaceful and you will see more birds.

hiking
10 months ago

a beautiful quick and easy walk through woods, marsh and beach, birds galore

11 months ago

11 months ago

Seen 2 beavers, it was really nice!

11 months ago

It was a pretty walk, nice and peaceful.
Saw a beaver!

walking
Thursday, April 21, 2016

hiking
Sunday, February 01, 2015

Nice place to poke around and do something besides swim or lay around on a beach blanket.

walking
Sunday, July 13, 2014

birding
Thursday, May 22, 2014

A bad birding day in Cape May is a great birding day anywhere else.

walking
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Stellar sunset.....for the east coast!
I know what your thinking.. Sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Yes but here the 'cape' of Cape May is shaped like Florida. Therefore it has the appearance of a sunset over the ocean (even though it's just because you can't see all the way across to Delaware). Still pretty cool!

And the trip to the top of the lighthouse is well worth it. Check out the old WW2 bunkers on the beach as well.

birding
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

There are three trails at Cape May Point State Park,NJ,the Red Trail(.5 miles),the Blue Trail (2.0 miles) and the Yellow Trail (1.5 miles).The entrance is at the parking lot just
by the picnic table pavilion.The main trail(Red) starts out with a well maintained board-walk then meanders throughout wetland marshes and ponds.Intersecting off the Red Trail are the Yellow and Blue Trails.Being that the Red Trail is a boardwalk,it is wheelchair accessible trail and ends at a wooden deck for bird watching then ends.
The Yellow trail is similar to the Red Trail.The most interesting trail;however,is the
Blue Trail (my favorite).After it winds through the marshland,the trail's boardwalk
turns onto a dirt trail.Then one will follow the trail through a "Maritime Forest".
Generally a New Jersey Maritime Forest is made up of American Holly,Eastern Red
Cedar,Black Cherry,Shadbush,and Sassafras.The trail then leads through sand dunes
then onto the beach.From their one will go south to the parking lot.Every time I go
to Cape May I take this trail as it's my favorite.Definitely a must-do.

walking
Monday, August 20, 2012

walking
Monday, August 20, 2012