Explore the most popular hiking trails near Montauk with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

If you enjoy hiking near the beach, then this is the trail for you. It can get muddy quickly, but the views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean are as good as it gets. It's only about a 10 minute hike until you get to the bluffs overlooking the water and then it's really up to you how far you want to go. I suggest taking the Roosevelt Run for the best scenic views!

This is same as Mountak Point Park Trail, no different.

Easy beach side walk. Beautiful beach view.

i LOVE harbor seals

gorgeous

It was ok at best but the seal watching part was very cool

It was ok at best but the seal watching part was very cool

It was ok at best but the seal watching part was very cool

Ok, but not the prettiest walk - a bit melancholy

Great coastal & beach walk with beautiful views

The beach part was a lot of fun and the water was the perfect temp that day but the overlooks were really awesome and the abandoned military bunkers are a plus!!!

Awesome views.

Great place for a easy hike (Id consider it more a walk). Fairly well maintained trails, not much elevation change, and great views out to the ocean. Overlooks ditch plains. There are also 2 old bunker installations along the trails. Just be careful by the bluffs, they are severely eroding.

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Great, easy, beach side trail!

Monday, February 27, 2017

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

walking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Beautiful views, fascinating area to walk through. Amazing way to see the north side of Montauk .We brought our 8 mo old puppy in early Nov and she loved it. Very easy walk in sand 95% of the time, so you could do it in flip flops. Great time, not hard, fun. There is some short elevation up and down through sand. Highly recommended for kids, dogs, and photos. Looked like parking for only 4-6 cars. (I went in off season, so there may be more parking along the road in season, not sure)
We loved it and only passed one other small group. It took us 1hr.

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

I hiked this trail in late October. It wasn't busy at all. There are cool bunker to look at. And when the trail opens up to the ocean it is just so pretty. The views were great.

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

This was a great trail. Great bluffs and historical bldgs along the trail. This is a must see trail. Very quiet and peaceful and runs along the ocean.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Very easy trail that leads to stunning ocean views. I was there in the middle of the day at the height of tourist season and had whole chunks of the trail and overlooks to myself. Loved the tranquility and escape from the crowds.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, 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

hiking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The sound of the surf while hiking is a totally different experience. Loved the cliffs and the bunkers, too.

birding
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Soft trail

Friday, December 19, 2014

Decent trails, nice in the winter since you will have the trails for yourself. Park in the lighthouse parking area (free in the off season) then walk weston the main road until you see a sign for money pond trail. The trail is a tight single lane, watch out for ticks in high season. Take that trail (green blazes, poorly marked, but fairly easy to distinguish the trail) to seal haulout trail (yellow blazes). Take seal hallout to the coast for a chance to see seals in the winter on the rocks. Walk the off road vehicle trail (res blazes) or the coast back to the lighthouse. Complete circuit took about one and a half hours.

mountain biking
Monday, October 13, 2014

Coming east make a left at the tennis look for trail on right. Park on the road. Trail climbs up into woods and dunes. All of the trails in Hither Woods can be ridden in some kind of loop this system can take you all the way to Fort Pond Bay.

hiking
Saturday, December 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.

hiking
Friday, October 18, 2013

This is the very eastern most point of Long Island. The big waves rolling in are exciting.

hiking
Friday, October 18, 2013

Another beautiful trail in Hither Hills State Park. It was a beautiful fall day with perfect hiking weather.

hiking
Friday, October 18, 2013

A nice trail. It may just be the best condition of any trail in Hither Hills. It was a beautiful fall day with perfect weather for hiking.

on Point Woods Loop Trail

hiking
Tuesday, July 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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