Distance - 0.8 mi.
Nightingale Trail is an excellent avenue to step off the Main Road into an immersion of picturesque maritime forest while exploring the historical south end of Cumberland. For day hikers exploring Dungeness Ruins, the Icehouse Museum, and Dungeness Beach, Nightingale’s 0.8 mile trail is an excellent introduction to a classic Cumberland Island trail. Traveling through a corridor of palmettos, this trail showcases Cumberland’s striking wild, natural beauty. Many people believe this trail accesses the beach, however it loops back to the main road instead of entering the dunes. Don’t be fooled by deer, horse or pig paths leading you away from the trail.