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Wildwood State Park Loop Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wading River, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 187 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Camping

Cross country skiing

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Beach

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Camping, picnicking, hiking trails used for cross-country skiing in winter, road biking. Beach on LI Sound.

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Reviews (105)
Photos (71)
Recordings (101)
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Tim Drain
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Hiking

After getting back from trail I found a tick on my son under his pant leg. I know he stayed on path out of the tall grass but you can never be to safe. Double check yourselves when you leave.

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Kyle Crean
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Hiking

No parking because they won’t let the parking lot fill up.... beach parking lots can’t fill up but your super market and Home Depot are allowed to park next to each other.....

Ali Liu
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Hiking

Nicely maintained well marked, wide paths. Very scenic.

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John Nicolini
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Hiking

This hike is divided into 4 parts with transitional eras, usually at where the trail branches off. It's well blazed, with blue and yellow trails... and I think there's a third, red one. There's the initial hike where you walk past a camping/picnic area which leads to an entrance path into the forest. Then the trail goes from the typical woods to a beautiful, bright green walkway, covered by tall trees. Then you come to the high bluff, featuring very hilly and narrow trails, which is parallel to and gives nice views of the coast, the LI Sound, and the southern Connecticut coast. Be careful, though. It's a steep drop and challenging hike during this part. Then after that confusing bit, the trail becomes much wider and leads to the parking lot. It's a nice loop. Bring friends!

Lauren Jessica
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HikingOff trail
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Raymond Larsen
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Hiking

Phenomenal! Had beautiful views that started rough with highs and lows then straightened out to a flat trail.

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Max Tanner
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HikingBlowdownFloodedOver grownRocky

Can be sketchy don't hike alone!

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yohanayyg User
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HikingMuddy
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Jean-pierre Dion
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Hiking

Nice open to trails till you get to back side. Trail very narrow on the edge of the bluff. Not ideal for 4 year olds however the rest of the hike was great. Did 3.5

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Danielle Raby
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Wildwood state park is one of the most beautiful parks on Long Island, with hills, boulders, open meadows and a beautiful beach. The main trails are very easy, but you will find some side trails that up steep hills that are a bit more challenging. I recommend this park any time of the year!

maria toth
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HikingWashed out
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Christie Salituri
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HikingBugs

4 stars for being a beautiful hike with many scenic overlooks. However, watch out for ticks. Even now, at the end of October, there were a ton. Also, it’s important to know that the trail that runs along the beach is slightly overgrown and trees have blown down across the trail at some parts. Another, more important thing to note is there aren’t any trail markers at this section near the cliff. It becomes an issue when there’s multiple trails forking off every now and then. Very easy to get off trail.

Michael Hall
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Hiking

Just beautiful. The week after Labor Day. I biked on the loop trail and several side trails for about an hour. Saw no one, just a few deer and some very large wild turkeys. My wife and I hiked the same trail the second day. Serene. Great spot on the bluff looking at Long Island Sound and the Connecticut shore.

Brendan Kavanaugh
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Hiking

We set out with our family today to explore this park for the first time and really enjoyed this trail. It was easy enough to take our 3 1/2 year-old son, and provided enough cool Forrest for nice stimulating hiking. If you go you should be mindful that the trail on this app is a bit overgrown and where it touches the beach there’s a lot of erosion so it looked a little dangerous and we decided not to go that route. As an alternate there’s a great wider path that really takes you around the same place just not to the edge of the Forest that touches the beach. Anyhow I took some photos shared them and I would come back here again just have some fun and a nice leisurely hike with family of any kind. As an aside this place looks pretty awesome for camping and we definitely wanna come back for that

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SINEAD BRADY
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Don't do this trail! I pulled a tick off me this morning, I am in panic mode because of Lyme desease. It is a beautiful trail well marked but there are ton of signs that says "TICK WARNING." Heed this sign pick another trail. Trust me!

Manny X
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HikingMuddyOver grown

This was neither terrible nor great. It was a long walk but kind of even and unremarkable, except for one corner rounding by the Long Island Sound. The path that went by the sound seemed overgrown and unmarked. I sprayed us with DEET and didn’t have any bug issues.

mary stawski
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HikingMuddy
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Kevin W. Porter
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BEWARE of CHIGGERS. Some good views along the coast but the aftermath of the chiggers made me resent this trail.

Shayna Marissa
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A friend and I went mid September. Many trails to walk and really enjoyed it here. However, we both got poison oak! Stayed on the trails the whole time.

James Brako-McComb
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Mountain biking

Free parking after hours and great views of the sound from the bluffs. Very easy trail and often very wide. However, the trails could be better marked.

Paul Leggio
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Hiking
Gary Lasky
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Easy trail, nice views looking out over the bluffs to Long Island Sound... Be weary of ticks during warm months

Ryan Roach
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Hiking

Nice place for a very tame hike but the ticks are relentless here. The views of the Sound at the beach is great but hiking wasn't what we thought it would be....

Andy Herrera
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Very nice but I got like 3 ticks

Katryna Kristoferson
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Hiking
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Kayla Rapp
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Hiking
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