Fort Fisher — Hermit Trail

Kure Beach, North Carolina 28449

Fort Fisher — Hermit Trail

Fort Fisher — Hermit Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Fort Fisher Hermit Trail, also known as the Basin Trail, is one of those trails you wouldn’t find unless a friend told you about it (or you discovered it in a good guidebook).

It begins inconspicuously on the south side of the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area visitor center and bathhouse, then passes through a thicket of yaupon, a shrubby evergreen common in dune swales, and wax myrtle. From first impressions, you might think you’re entering a maritime forest. You aren’t. Momentarily, you’re spit out into a dune environment where the only plants you’re likely to see for a while are sea oats and cordgrass."

Fort Fisher — Hermit Trail Trip Reports

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7/30/2009
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10/19/2008
Very pleasant quick jaunt. Easy and flat. Lots of tidal birds and deer tracks. The WWII bunker/hermit home was fascinating. Nice hike to take if you get to the Southport/Ft. Fisher a little early and have about an hour or so to wait.
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8/26/2008
Nice trail beautiful actually. You can walk the ocean and just stare into the distance. I really enjoyed it.
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Trail Information

Kure Beach
Nearby City
2.2
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
45 minutes to 1 hour
Duration
Best in Winter
Season

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