MD - Life of the Forest Trail

Life of the Forest Trail
A boardwalk leading through the maritime forest on the Life of the Forest Trail at Assateague Island

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Quick Facts
Berlin, Maryland
Accessible hiking trail

Accessible Sites, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead, Wheelchair Accessible

The Life of the Forest Trail is a ½ mile walking trail that begins in the maritime forest with the potential of viewing reptiles, amphibians, and woodland birds. The trail then emerges out onto a boardwalk with gorgeous views of the Sinepuxent Bay and its marshes to the west, and the maritime forest to the east. The long boardwalk provides excellent birding opportunities. When facing north from the boardwalk, you can view Old Ferry Landing, which is a popular bayside use area for crabbing and launching kayaks.
To download a trail guide on what you may see on this trail, please check out our hiking page. To follow along with a self-guided OnCell tour, call 410-864-9128 or go to ASIS.ONCELL.COM.
Please note, bicycles and pets are not permitted on the Life of the Forest Trail.

Assateague Island National Seashore

Last updated: May 11, 2021