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East Dike Trail

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A great multi-use trail at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.


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3.2

Miles

5.1

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Singletrack

10' 3 m

High

3' 1 m

Low

17' 5 m

Up

16' 5 m

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This trail is closed during portions of the year. The East Dike Trail is typically open July through October.

Need to Know

This trail is closed seasonally for wildlife. Do not enter the East Dike Trail if the gate is closed.

Description

The East Dike Trail is one of the longest trails at Back Bay NWR. It is most popular among bikers, runners and birders. This trail starts at the end of smaller of the two parking areas. Approximately one quarter mile down the trail, stay to the left at the fork. Continue along the trail straight through the open white gate approximately one mile down the gravel path. If the gate is closed do not enter the East Dike Trail.

On this trail, visitors have views the refuge's impoundment system and the sand dunes. The impoundment system is comprised of man-made water pools which are managed to provide habitat to migratory birds throughout the year. Waterfowls (ducks, geese and swans) use this area during their winter migration. Shorebirds and wading birds are the primary residents during the spring and fall.

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Erica Ryder

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