The Hellcat Interpretive Trail at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is located 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) south of the refuge entrance at the Hellcat Wildlife Observation Area. The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge‘s publication can be viewed by clicking here. The trail meanders 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) through freshwater marsh, shrub, vernal pools, dune, and maritime woodland habitats. For your convenience and walking pleasure, this boardwalk trail is divided into the 0.6 miles (1.0 kilometer) Dunes Trail and the 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) Marsh Trail. The Dunes Trail consists of ten interpretive stations, is gentle to steep in grade and involves walking up and down many steps. The Marsh Trail consists of five interpretive stations, is of a gentle grade and also involves negotiating many steps.
The Marsh Loop section of the Hellcat Trail boardwalk is closed until further notice, pending completion of necessary repairs. We wish to thank the public for their patience. Ranger Poole, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.