Pilgrim Spring Trail and Small's Swamp Trail

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Pilgrim Spring Trail and Small's Swamp Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Truro, MA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles 144 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly





nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



old growth

1 month ago

great quick trail, watch out for Poison ivy in places. Especially like the memorial stone for the Pilgrims spring it must have been great to have fresh water after so long at sea.

2 years ago

A nice short and easy hike that takes one up and down several small rolling sandhills, this trail takes one through the pitch pine and scrub oak Cape Cod forests, at which point one comes to an opening before turning right and hiking down a hill toward the infamous Pilgrim Spring. Now just a fraction of what it may have been like back in 1620 C.E. the spring still flows into a small, slow-moving creek passing under the nearby Truro Bicycle Trail [ paved]. Note: bring plenty of mosquito repellent during the summer months, I prefer eucalyptus repellent which works just as well as that stinking Deet junk.