Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

on Red Maple Swamp Trail

17 hours ago

Nice boardwalk finished winter 2017/ spring 2018, but some spots soft. TONS of poison ivy, even starting to grow up through the boardwalk. Stick to the center of the boardwalk to avoid accidentally brushing up against the poison ivy. Beautiful scenery

hiking
6 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.

Absolutely beautiful. Empty beaches with stunning views. I would not rate this as difficult and we don’t hike often.

Super easy with kids and pretty views

Really enjoyed this trail and we took our 2 year old with us (we had a carrier).

Great hike with a beautiful ending which opens up to the beach!

This trail is practically non existent. Using gps we finally arrived between the two ponds only to find high water and we decided not to take boots and socks off to wade through. I do not recommend this trail.

Great for all ages

Great views, nice walk with various different types of scenery.

We loved it!

hiking
8 months ago

very nice trail

very nice views, but would have loved if it would have been dog-friendly

We did this today nice rolling hills and views of sand dune shrubs

9 months ago

Awesome day! Easy walk in the sand.

Nice hike which includes ocean views from one of the higher dunes in The Cape

I accidentally went way beyond the "gut" portion of the trail, because it was a gorgeous day and the walk along the shore was fairly easy.

Nice place to walk, but a bit of a challenge slogging through the sand

hiking
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

walking
10 months ago

short trail, not much to see, parking is by permit only but was able to park along the road. part of the ajoining trail closed for renovations that will take place fall/winter 2017 per sign. seemed like several of the planks where until repair on the boardwork covered with ply wood throughout.

beautiful early morning walk on the water

Pretty trail! make sure to wear mosquito repellant!

Great hike with amazing views, make sure to go while the tide is going out so you don't get stuck.

nature trips
11 months ago

Enjoyable with multiple types of scenery!

hiking
11 months ago

Great views of the dunes and beach. Bog house is a really cool landmark too. Secluded beach access if you're up for the trek.

First mile over the breakwater requires some agility - not a lot, but some - from there, the open water side of the peninsula is solitary and beautiful. While swimming several seals popped up nearby. It was a unique experience. The water is crystal clear. The route is rated difficult because after the rocky breakwater, it's 4 miles of soft sand. When at last you return to solid ground, you feel like a gazelle. It's worth the drive out...definitely.

This would have been 4*.....but big signs... NO PETS/DOGS! Found only by seeking "dog friendly"

hiking
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

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