Walking Trails

Park trails lead through and to many interesting and picturesque locations. They are designed to offer short hikes, individually, or moderate to long hikes when traveled in combination. To travel trails in combination, it may be necessary to walk a short distance down a gravel road to reach the next trail. Discretion is advised for those with small children. Sections of the Raccoon Beach- Liberty Point and Liberty Point-Lower Duck Pond Trails are close to high cliffs and ledges. Algae or moss-covered rocks and logs can be slippery. Footwear for wet conditions is recommended.

Walking Trail

Kilometers

Miles

Visitor Center to Friar's Head - For those who would rather walk. Pleasant walk. Relatively easy. Self-guiding tour handout available. Depending on tide, return trip may be made along beach to pier below Roosevelt Cottage and then uphill to Visitor Center. 

1.0

0.6

Tourist Information Center to Fox Farm - moderately difficult with hills and gullies. Forest regenerating after logging 40 years ago.

1.8

1.1

Fox Farm to Upper Duck Pond - relatively easy. Trail follows the border of a small estuary and emerges at the Upper Duck Pond Parking lot.

1.5

0.9

Upper Duck Pond to Cranberry Point - easy. Trail is road between Upper Duck and Cranberry Point picnic site.

0.2

0.1

Cranberry Point to Fox Farm - relatively easy. Trail weaves between forest and shore. Interesting ocean views.

1.1

0.7

Raccoon Beach to Sunsweep Sculpture and Liberty Point - Park’s most difficult trail. Many ups and downs. Roots. Wet areas. Impressive views. Varied habitats. 

3.9

2.4

Liberty Point to Lower Duck Pond - moderately difficult. Ups and downs. Interesting trail. Weaves between forest, picnic sites, and ocean views.

1.8

1.1

Lower Duck Pond to Raccoon Beach - flat, easy trail. Travels through interesting hardwood areas. Return route to Raccoon Beach.

1.8

1.1

Lower Duck Pond to Upper Duck Pond - Long hike but relatively easy. Trail lies on shore for most of its length. Some mud, rocks. If the tide is very high, it may be necessary to wait until the tide recedes to cross small brooks or travel around points of land.

3.2

2.0

Total

16.3

10.0

 

Trail Photos

Photos: 
Along the Raccoon Beach to Liberty Point trail
Along the trail to Sunsweep
Dusk Islands as seen from the Cranberry Point to Fox Farm trail
Lower Duck Pond observation deck
View from Yellow Bank
Ragged Point from trail from Raccoon Beach
Upper Duck Pond marsh from along the Fox Farm to Upper Duck Pond trail
RCIP trail
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