The walk is mainly flat. It does occasionally bring you close to the banks of Little Creek, home to native and migratory birds. You'll begin under the trees (a mix of pine and other native trees) and set out south and east of the Wells Visitor's Center. At the halfway point in your hike, you'll come to the furthest point from the visitor's center. This point of the walk has a view across the salt marshes all the way to the Atlantic Ocean in the distance!
Your dog is welcome to explore Carson Trail with you as long as you commit to keeping them on leash and on the path. You don't want to scare away all the animals the refuge is working to protect! You'll also have to bring your own doggie bags to keep the trail beautiful. If your pup gets too warm, splash through Little Creek for a refreshing dip!
This trail is only a mile long, so you never get too far from help. Still, it helps to bring a water bottle and doggie bowl to be sure you both stay hydrated on the walk.
Carson Trail is the king of beautiful, accessible hikes that makes people fall in love with hiking!