Size: 40 acres
up over bare ledges. This is very challenging terrain, especially when wet.
Please use good judgment and caution before attempting this.
hour on either side of high tide; hikers should utilize the Loop Trail when
the tide is high.
Features: Multiple panoramic views of islands and ocean, from the northwest all the way around to the east, interesting bedrock geology; walkable shoreline; and very high biodiversity in a small area. Short new trails were cut in 2018 that provide safer access to the summits of both Little and Big Tip Toe Mountains.
Directions: Turn left from the ferry terminal, go 0.4 miles, then right on Old Harbor Rd for 0.3 miles. Bear left onto North Haven Road for about 6.5 miles to where Tip Toe Mountain Road (gravel) will be a left turn. Drive 1.2 miles, the gravel parking lot at the base of Little Tip Toe Mountain Town Park will be on your left. A nearby kiosk marks the Middle Tip Toe Loop trailhead.
Middle Tip Toe Loop – 0.5 miles, mostly shady and with easy grades for all hiking abilities.
Shore Trail – 0.3 miles from near the base of Big Tip Toe to the stone dam crossing at the head of Marsh Cove.
Big Tip Toe Mountain – A short climb from the head of the Gorge.
Loop Trail – 0.3 miles long, allowing shore access at all tides