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Distance:
1.0 Mile / 1.6 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~30 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge
Town:
Wells, Maine
Directions:
321 Port Rd, Wells, ME 04090
43.347462, -70.54808
Added:
August 26, 2016
Updated:
April 03, 2019

The Carson Trail at the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge in Wells, Maine is an easy 1 mile loop hike that leads through a pine forest on the edge of a salt-marsh.

There are about 6 lookout points along the trail that give great views of the salt-marsh. The trail is fairly flat with minimal elevation gain and ascent.

This is a popular trail, especially for dog walkers and strollers. Biking is technically allowed, but may be a bit difficult due to the high foot traffic.

Parking a be a bit tight if you show up later in the morning since the parking lot is not very large. To enjoy this trail during the Summer, show up early.

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  1. Parking

    43.347462, -70.54808
  2. Main Trailhead

    43.347096, -70.548291
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Hazards

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30 '

Total Change
45 '

Ascent
45 '

Descent

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1.0 mile / 1.6 km
Trail added
August 26, 2016
Hiked on
August 26, 2016
Updated on
April 03, 2019
1.0 mile / 1.6 km
August 06, 2016
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