Rutherford Beach Mesquite Ridge

Total Miles
6.9

Elevation

2.21 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This beach trail is all sand but can be run by any vehicle. Be aware of tide conditions before setting up camp, as water levels can move quite a bit. The trail can be run in either direction and offers free camping anywhere along the beach. This beach is well known for its excellent surf fishing. The east end of the trail has vault bathrooms available and an open-air shower to rinse off the sand. There are also large trash bins at the east entrance. Be sure to stay off the dunes that are marked for protected bird nesting.

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Rutherford Beach Mesquite Ridge
Rutherford Beach Mesquite Ridge
Rutherford Beach Mesquite Ridge

Difficulty

This trail is mostly packed sand but can have water crossing depending on tide conditions.

History

You can see the erosion that multiple hurricanes have caused. The trail used to be 100 yards further south before hurricanes reclaimed the land.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

The east entrance starts at Cameron Parish Road 359. The west entrance starts at Cameron Parish Road 3183.

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