National Wildlife Refuge System

6 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA, 01950
Phone: 978-465-5753
E-mail: fw5rw_prnwr@fws.gov

BILL FORWARD PHOTO BLIND TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.05 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Perfect place to introduce someone to nature

HELLCAT WILDLIFE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Boardwalk

Special Features

  • Loop trail
  • Starts at trailhead parking (Rte 101)




MARSH LOOP TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.59 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Boardwalk

Special Features

  • Boardwalk





NORTH POOL TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Road and gravel

Special Features

  • Begins at Hellcat Wildlife Trail parking (Rte 101)





PINES TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.24 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 4.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Loop trail





STAGE ISLAND POOL OVERLOOK

Trail Information

  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Road + mowed

Special Features

  • Starts at Parking Lot 6 (Rte 910)






Parker River
National Wildlife Refuge

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Last updated: October 28, 2010