Old King Trail

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Old King Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Truro, MA that features a river 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.

3.8 miles 26 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running


cross country skiing




wild flowers



See my review, please. It is nice with plenty of pitch pines, bayberry, and scrub/ blackjack oaks.

1 month ago

I chose this trail for a morning dog walk/birding outing. It was a bit confusing at first because there is nothing saying "Old King's trail", but I quickly realized that it's now called "Head of the Meadow Bike Trail". It's paved and leads to Pilgrim Heights. At the far end there is a sand road leading to the beach, so you could make a loop back to the parking lot by walking the beach back. Contrary to the description, it goes through coastal scrub forest all the way. There is no river! Nice forest but a bit monotonous.