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."