Cape May Point Trail

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Cape May Point Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cape May, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no shade

historic site

no dogs

This loop is a combination of the Duck and Plover trails.

hiking
16 days ago

This trail is very relaxing with beautiful nature sights and sounds. Water fowl, frogs, rabbits, and turtles. A good part of the trail is through marshland but there was always boardwalks and bridges so you aren’t trudging through mud. Went during the summer so there was also a lot of bugs. Only small sections of the trail are shaded. Nice views of the Cape May Lighthouse. If you venture up one of the sand dunes you get a clear view of the ocean and can see what remains of an old WW2 military bunker in the distance. Can’t wait to go back in the spring or fall!

hiking
7 months ago

A great family walk with lots of shore birds, dunes, beach plant life and the ocean nearby!

walking
8 months ago

Beautiful little hike at the edge of Cape May! Went during prime bird watching season — a ton of birds and bird watchers. Some great views and the historic lighthouse is pretty neat. A visitors center and museum at the trail head.

hiking
Monday, May 14, 2018

Nice easy walk with good bird viewing opportunities.

bird watching
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Great trail that's well maintained. I really love the boardwalk they put in through the marshy areas. Very easy walk with plenty of birding opportunities. I'd say it's even worth repeat visits throughout the year.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

After coming to Cape May for nearly 50 years, I figured I'd see what was behind this tiny little parking lot with the 3 cars in it. What an amazing little gem! A trail leading straight to the beach with a stop on a foot bridge to gaze over a low land waterway teeming with swan and other fowl. Beautiful flowers and heavy marshland growth throughout. A million dragon flies and a wonderful view of the Cape May Lighthouse which is in the state park right up the street. If you're in Cape May, treat yourself to this one.

walking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Collado was here couple weeks back.. Awesome sunset by the Light House & the beach to relax...

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

I really enjoyed this easy trail. we walked both the yellow and red trail. They were peaceful and relaxing surrounded by wildflowers. The red trail is definitely handicap accessible. Not only was it flat and in a boardwalk but there were benches throughout the walk.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Great family walk

walking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

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
Saturday, May 28, 2016

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

Monday, May 16, 2016

Seen 2 beavers, it was really nice!

hiking
Sunday, February 01, 2015

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

bird watching
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.

bird watching
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.

hiking
Sunday, May 27, 2012

No dogs allowed. Can't give an accurate rating of the trail since we were never on it but the area is nice. Update August 2012: Got back here without the pooch. Initially we were a little disappointed to discover that this is an easy 2 mile nature walk, not a 'hike'. It's primarily flat with wooden walkways over marsh land with markers describing the flora along the way. That said, it was still very enjoyable. Lots of beautiful scenery for minimal effort.

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