Point Woods Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Montauk, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 160 feet Route Type: Loop

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2 days ago

Beautiful trail under a variety of trees and eventually opens up to a wonderful bluff overlook of the ocean. I highly recommend this hike!

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1 month ago

Perfect trail for a Saturday adventure to the Montauk bluff, with a view of Camp Hero along the way.

3 months ago

Very nice walking trail. Well marked. A lot of hills, not for beginners.

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5 months ago

Beautiful views of iconic Montauk cliffs.

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8 months ago

Nice trail. Mostly woods and pretty flat. Great views at the end of trail overlooking the bluffs and ocean.

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9 months ago

If you like it quite than this trail is for you. It is a very old road from a military base a long time ago. So the road is bad. But they have tried to fix the road with wood chips. Great job and thinking by they way. Wood chip are good on your feet. The only surprise was a box turtle on the road and seeing the ocean at the end of the trail.

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Sat May 18 2019

Great little by the wayside hike through a well maintained in-out trail that leads to a stunning finale. May be one of my favorite hikes on Long Island.

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Sat May 11 2019

Amazing trail! My favorite so far, the hike through the woods is beautiful, there’s little swamp areas and little bridges to cross, there’s a look out over the bluffs at the end. Highly recommend if you’re looking for an interesting hike.

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Tue Apr 23 2019

Easy trail with great views.

Mon Feb 27 2017

Great for kids. Beautiful view of the ocean. Old army camp elements are interesting.

Tue Jun 21 2016

My favorite loop. Swamps, oak and hickory forrest, ocean bluffs. Amazing.

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Mon May 30 2016

This trail is a beautiful trail. It goes through a gorgeous forests with many small trees. Eventually, you end up on the edge of unbelievably beautiful cliffs which drop straight into the ocean. It's definitely one I would do many more times

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Sat Dec 28 2013

Review for the Point Woods Loop Trail and the beginnings of Sea Haul Out Trail. Came here with a group of friends and 2 dogs. Online information for the start of the Point Woods Loop Trail was lacking. Here are the coordinates of the start of the trail: Good maps coordinates: 41.067931,-71.878987 As you drive on Camp hero Rd, you will see a shoulder on the right hand side and that's where you can park. Then you walk about 30 feet and you'll see a sign post directing you to the trail. You just follow the trail and you will see lots of historic stuff. You will see where the weapons used to be and see a sign not to touch military equipment/ammunition if you find any. As you continue walking, you will come across another sign for the Bluffs Overlook. I highly recommend going to the overlook to the ocean and the cliffs. Be very careful not to stand too close to the edge of the cliffs. We thought this was a good place to stop and eat lunch. An amazing view. As you continue back onto the trail, you will eventually walk near the coast line and head towards the lighthouse. On the way to the lighthouse, you will pass a parking lot on the left hand side. You can definitely skip the hike and just drive to the location =P After you get to the lighthouse, just find the concession stand and head down onto the beach and head West. You have to walk for quite a bit before you hit the seal area. We never made it to the seal area but I hope to come back to see them. Sample photos here: http://imag3l.com/?p=1349 The trails were very easy to hike. We encountered some patches of mud but other than that, no rock scrambles or steep cliffs to hike up or down. Even though we came here during the winter, I couldn't believe how many ticks I found on the dogs. Luckily none latched on to me but a friend of ours had an unexpected passenger. This place is also great to see the winter birds if you're a birder. I would definitely come back here again to see the seals and birds. I'm just not sure if I'll bring the dogs back again.

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Tue Jul 09 2013

The best time of year to do this hike is winter. Great views of the Atlantic Ocean. It's definitely worth connecting with Camp Hero and Montauk Point State Parks.

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Sun Oct 07 2012

When you are hiking this trail you feel like you are going in constant circles...but as long as you follow the markers, you're good to go! Great views of the water :)

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Thu Aug 09 2012

You will love this hike in the winter you take the Point Woods and connect to Camp Hero State Park and through Battery 112 & 113. You pass the bluffs and the lighthouse which will take you to the Moony Pond Trail as you are on the Point Woods you are also on the Paumanok Path. Your dog can accompany you of this marvalous hike. We make a day of it and loop all the trail together!

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recorded Montauk Point Loop

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