Loop Trail? Yes
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
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Timber Point is a 97-acre peninsula with a 13-acre Timber Island that borders the Little River Estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. This scenic 1.4 mile loop is located on the peninsula and takes visitors past fringing salt marshes, cattail marshes, mixed deciduous forest, mudflats, shrublands, and rocky shores. Visitors can access Timber Island only at low tide. A tide clock is installed at the Timber Island trailhead so visitors can successfully time their visit as the trail to the island is impassable at high tide.
Width: 50 inches.
Primary Surface: Wood chips
Secondary Surface: Gravel
Elevation Low Point: 6
Elevation High Point: 20
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 2013
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsMap: Map of the Timber Point Trail
Website: New Timber Point Trail at Rachel Carson National W
Website: Hiking Opportunities at the Rachel Carson National
Website: American Trails Featured NRT
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.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
321 Port Road
Wells, ME 04090 -4758
(207) 646-9226 x 25
Feb 13, 2022 Visit
What a lovely trail. Had it to myself and timed my visit for low tide so I could walk out to the island. Check online for Biddeford’s tide charts. Gorgeous walk. Limited parking so get there early or during a time when most don’t visit.
February 16, 2022
Went out yesterday for the first time and it is beautiful. I am looking forward to going back and being able to cross over to the island and see the house as well.
April 23, 2018
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