Basin Trail (aka Hermit Trail)

EASY 30 reviews

Basin Trail (aka Hermit Trail) is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kure Beach, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

river

views

wild flowers

walking
1 day ago

hiking
19 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy hike/walk great for kids and dogs! In the winter no bug spray needed :)

5 months ago

We went in the winter, at night. It was incredibly romantic.

5 months ago

walking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Insect repellant is a must. You can't win without.

hiking
10 months ago

Great until it gets hot!

hiking
11 months ago

Short and easy - keep an eye out for crabs! Lots of birds too. A nice stroll

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Way too short, but great views!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Very easy trail for a family with a jogging stroller. Beautiful views!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

great beginners trail

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

walking
Monday, December 28, 2015

Nice easy trail, completely flat but I loved the raised boardwalks over the mud flats and marshes. Plus you can detour to the beach which is great

walking
Friday, November 27, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It was very intriguing due to all the history associated with the trail. You have the Civil War history all in the surrounding area of Ft. Fisher, then the WWII Bunker that was later used as a home by The Ft. Fisher Hermit. See the website run by The Ft. Fisher Hermit Society. The Basin Trail AKA The Hermit Trail ends at an observation deck where you can sit and enjoy a scenic view in solitude. An offshoot trail takes you behind the NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher which is another worthy tourist attraction. You park at Ft. Fisher State Recreation Area where you can enjoy an incredible day at the Beach and have access to grills and picnic tables and restroom facilities or get a day pass to drive your 4 Wheel drive vehicle onto pristine beaches and even fish with a 10 day license. You can get your license and even rent fishing equipment at the local True Value Hardware Store at Carolina Beach. The Park office issues day passes to drive on the beach right where you start the hike on Basin Trail. Many other attractions and recreational opportunities on Pleasure Island and in the surrounding area. We highly recommend it!

birding
Friday, May 22, 2015

Wonderful trail. Saw so much wild life and beautiful scenery.