Great Island Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Great Island Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wellfleet, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.8 miles 177 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

sea kayaking

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

walking
19 days ago

1 month ago

Wonderful hike for a beautiful Thanksgiving Day with family. It is more like 6 miles if you do the whole loop. A good workout.

hiking
3 months ago

It's a great place Great Island. What I didn't expect was the amount of walking in soft sand...'twas a bit draining. Also it it's longer that stated. More like a 6 mile loop.

3 months ago

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4 months ago

It had a lot of everything. Groomed hard packed beach trails, marshes, challenging soft sand beaches, narrow forest trails, sun, shade, gentle hills, flat coastal areas, hermit crabs, minnow-filled tide pools, 450-million year old horseshoe crabs, etc. Well marked, but good luck finding the 18th C. Whaler's Tavern. Don't know why it's marked moderate; it's quite easy, and as long as you want it to be.

6 months ago

Very beautiful hike! I did this with a 40lb pack to train for the Lost Coast Trail in California. I went a total of 6.3 miles in 3:34 minutes. The loose sand makes it quite hard to keep your footing. Trekking poles helped a lot!

7 months ago

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1 year ago

Check out photos and review on our hiking blog!
http://traveltheeast.blogspot.com/2014/07/great-island-trail-wellfleet-ma-travel.html

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3 years ago

8 miles to Jeremy Point round trip, sandy trails

walking
3 years ago