Delaware Seashore State Park: Burton Island Trail
Burton Island Trail
Length: 1.6 miles round-trip (according to mapmyhike.com)
Elevation Gain: The Hike has a total ascent of 36.09 ft and has a maximum elevation of 13.12 ft.
Trail Head: Northern end of Indian River Marina (before the bridge if heading South on Rt. 1).
Comments: A short, flat easy trail through wetlands and scrub forest with interesting views of the marsh. It would probably be best explored when it is not summer, as the intense sun and wetlands would make it a hot, steamy and buggy experience. Spring and fall are perfect times to enjoy this trail.
Pick up the trail head at the very northern end of Inlet Road off of Route 1.
This trail is really flat and close to sea level.
The trail head is well marked at the parkig lot.
From the trail head, cross a bridge to Burtons Island.
The marshy inlet between Burtons Island and the trail head.
Looking back at the Indian River Marina from Burtons Island.
Marsh and forest on Burtons Island.
The trail enters the forest, where pine trees line the path.
An elevated walkway through the marsh.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012