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New York

Otis Pike Wilderness Nature Trail

Trail wanders through beach environment - beach grasses, thickets, freshwater ponds, however much of the original boardwalk is gone.

photo: Fire Island Wilderness Path. Photo by Stevan.

Length: 0.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: At Fire Island Nat. Seashore at Smith Point Visitor Contact Station.
State(s): New York
Counties:
Longitude: -72.8669
Latitude: 40.7325

Driving Directions

Take Long Island Expressway (I 495) or Sunrise Highway Route 27 to William Floyd Parkway south. Go to end of parkway, bear left at traffic circle to Smith Point County parking lot. Park and walk west to Visitor Center/beach.

Description

NOTE: The boardwalk was damaged by ice in 2000 and then again by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The northern part of the boardwalk loop remains but the southern half is missing and will not be replaced, according to National Park Service officials.

Additional Details

Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS Fire Island National Seashore

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Costa Dillon
Superintendent
Fire Island National Seashore
120 Laurel St.
Patchoque, NY 11772
(516) 289-4810
[email protected]

 

Photos

Fire Island Wilderness Path. Photo by Stevan.

Fire Island Wilderness Path. Photo by Stevan.

Fire Island Widerness View East. Photo by Stevan.

Fire Island Widerness View East. Photo by Stevan.

 

Visitors Center at Fire Island Wilderness. Photo by Stevan.

Visitors Center at Fire Island Wilderness. Photo by Stevan.

Reviews

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TRAIL?

I have always gone to the beach here off season for walks. This time I decided to take the otis pike trail, its been awhile, Well you start on a really nice composite deck but less than a 1/4 mile it stops dead and disappears into the sand. I remember when it looped back to the entrance. Now it just spills into the dunes. I thought that you were not suppose to walk on the dune areas or trample the natural growth. There use to be signs everywhere to stay on the trail. This place is gonna be destroyed. No signs, no explanation.

March 7, 2021

 

 

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