Refuge Trails

Trail in the springtime - USFWS.

All three trails start near refuge headquarters.

The Woodcock Trail

¼ mile paved, wheelchair accessible trail introduces walkers to the American woodcock. In April and May, the trail is a great place to view its spectacular courtship flights, for which it is famous.

The Habitat Trail

1¼ mile wooded trail stresses how important proper habitat is for wildlife. Markers point out signs of wildlife that might otherwise be missed.

The Bird Walk

¼ mile trail through forests rich in birds. Over 220 species have been identified on the refuge, including 26 species of warblers alone.

50 Miles of Dirt Roads

Refuge roads are closed to private vehicles. This makes them ideal for hiking and biking in the summer, snowshoeing and skiing during the winter. The roads allow access to almost all parts of the refuge, passing through the habitats of all kinds of wildlife. Maps are available at the office.

The Wilderness Area

Many people enjoy the solitude of walking through the wilderness area, where nothing mechanical is allowed. Trails through the wilderness areas of both divisions receive minimal maintenance. We strongly recommend hikers bring a topographical map and compass.

Fall Auto Route

Get out and enjoy nature in all of her colorful fall finery at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge! From October 1st to the 27th, a 3.3 mile route will be open to private vehicles at Moosehorn Refuge. Traverse a variety of wildlife habitats including blueberry fields, forests and wetlands and observe waterfowl, wading and songbirds and maybe even a moose or black bear! The auto tour route will begin at the Headquarters Road gate. Call (207) 454-7161 for more information.'

See the Headquarters trails map here.