Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Cape Cod National Seashore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

10 days ago

Beautiful trail that takes you through beach, marsh, and forest. Go at low tide if you’d like a smoother walk along the beach. Our GPS clicked this at 6.1 miles, not 4.7, but we parked on the road rather than the trailhead lot.

A great walk through the swamp. Water and restrooms available at the trailhead. Bring bug dope.

25 days ago

Great walk/hike. Nice plentiful parking area, well marked and maintained trails. Wide and flat with a few stairs. Highly recommend.

Great hike from Salt Pond Visitor Center to Coast Guard Beach. The path through the woods is well marked and worn. Between 4-5 miles and very relaxing.

Super easy with kids and pretty views

Great for all ages

What an Amazon experience! The trail is amazing. Mostly flat.However, there are a few stairs to climb. The view was amazing. Feeding the birds was hands down our favourite!

9 months ago

Awesome day! Easy walk in the sand.

10 months ago

started the trail mostly marsh with a trail mostly sand. through a wooded area that isn't clearly marked but able to find our way back to the main trail. this portion is a wide path, sand, pine needles. lots of trees then circles back around to the marsh area. the last bit of the loop seems to closed, it is roped off and the signs say it is suberged. trail ends walking back in the beach, as u continue on the beach there is a large house near the parking area but couldn't find a marked exit off the beach back to the parking area....2 sets of stairs....one marked private. took the other set that lead to woods near the house where the owner of the home came outside yelling we were on private property.....even though the stairs up the dunes were not marked. apologized for not being sure of the trail as she continued to tell us all this land is private....guess she owns the national seashore of wellfleet....not worth your time

beautiful early morning walk on the water

Pretty trail! make sure to wear mosquito repellant!

nature trips
11 months ago

Enjoyable with multiple types of scenery!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A beautiful trail but watch out for skeeters. one of our favorite short trails on the cape.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

a lot of poison ivy be very careful with kids

on Great Island Trail

Monday, May 29, 2017

Very good trail, combination of beach, marsh and woods. The scenery is beautiful!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

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

Monday, October 31, 2016

Very nice stroll along estuary. Red Maple Swamp trail is out: no walkway through swamp; under repair for 4 years. Walk was scenic and worth the effort. Good birding area.

on Great Island Trail

Saturday, October 08, 2016

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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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.

scenic driving
Friday, August 05, 2016

Great beaches. Crowds were sparse even in early August.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A nice wooded trail with some interesting vegetation.

This is an absolutely gorgeous trail. It is easy, and the variety between the ponds, woods, and Coast Guard Beach are amazing. Just use your bug spray!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Great hike with the kids down to Coast Guard Beach!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A nice mostly level walk through a beech forest with brackish swamp areas (level of water depending on recent rainfall). In many spots, the trail is soft sand, so it can be a nice workout.
At the beginning of the trail is a wood walkway where chickadees have come to expect walkers to bring sunflower seeds - the birds will come to your hand to take the seed.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

This series of trails can take you by foot or bike from the Eastham Salt Pond National Seashore Visitors Center all the way to the ocean at Coast Guard Beach. It is a classic and excellent in woods and waterscapes

Saturday, January 11, 2014

8 miles to Jeremy Point round trip, sandy trails

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Beautiful summer hike

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