National Wildlife Refuge System

RACHEL CARSON
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

321 Port Road
Wells, ME, 04090
Phone: 207-646-9226
E-mail: rachelcarson@fws.gov

CARSON INTERPRETIVE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1 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: 1.4
    • 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: Fine gravel/stone dust

Special Features

  • Accessible w/restroom on site
  • Marsh and ocean views
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot



CUTTS ISLAND TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.8 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 4.8
    • 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: Native

Special Features

  • Kayak and canoe launch
  • Restroom at trailhead




GOOSEFARE BOOK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.25 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: 3
    • 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

  • Observation platform w/view of marsh and beach
  • Stone-dust trail easy to navigate




TED WELLS MEMORIAL TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more

Special Features

  • Boardwalk at end of trail
  • Raised observation platform
  • Interpretive signs describing plant/animal life



TIMBER POINT TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.4 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: Packed dirt/wood chips

Special Features

  • Accessible to first observation platform
  • Timber Island accessible during low tide (tide clock on site)
  • Observation platform overlooks Little River
  • Cartop launch at trailhead


Last updated: October 28, 2010