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Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge Loop and Beach Walk

Walk along the beach, watch for Eagles!
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.3 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  Walk along the beach while spotting for Eagles!

Many beautiful birds in this national wildlife refuge make it a great hike.

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  • bring packed lunch for shelter or on the beach
  • bird watching and eagle watching, look up!

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Points of Interest

1. trailhead

trailhead and parking lot

this trail goes through many loops to make approx 3 miles in length

2. bird trail view

this is a great bird trail, look up!

3. bridge

small bridge, lots of fauna in this area

easy going trail

4. fallen tree makes homes

fallen tree makes homes for critters

5. shelter and view

shelter if you get caught in a storm, great view of the water inland, good bird watching spot

6. boardwalk and water views

Long boardwalk with waterviews, lots of water critters here. Also watch for eagles, there are numerous nests in the area.

7. open beach on the bay

Walk along the beach, very peaceful No swimming in this area however.