Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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!

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

hiking
7 months ago

very nice trail

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

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

walking
9 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.

hiking
10 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.

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

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike along the top of the dunes and then back through the forest to bog house

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Hard to follow trails, great scenery. If you don't just mind wandering around it's a great place to hike.

I love this little Trail full of History. I'm a decendant of over four pilgrims, so it it's kind of nostalgic in a way to walk these Trails thinking of my ancestors. Thank God they came here in November and didn't have to deal with the bugs. lol

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

Closed for repairs.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I had bad luck bird-wise on the afternoon I went, but the boardwalk is beautiful. Beware that the entrance described in the directions is no longer open and it's not possible to make a loop. To access the boardwalk, either approach from the Penniman House or walk the paved trail to the Sharpening stone, continue on the trail to the right and make another right into the swamp area.

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

It was too foggy to see the views from the hilltop but this short and easy hike was worth it just to look at the interesting vegetation and to show our nephew the cranberry bog. Very well maintained trails and great for kids!

A map and interesting facts about the vegetation and history can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/upload/FinalPametrackcards.pdf

It was well-worth a read ahead of the hike so we could explain the significance of what we were looking at to our nephew along the hike.

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A wee bit more strenuous than its shorter cousin, the Pilgrim Spring Trail, this one takes you deeper into the pitch pine, bayberry, and blackjack oak forests of native Cape Cod. Bug spray recommended in summer months from June through early October, I prefer eucalyptus spray [ available at Walmart or Kmart, etc.] instead of that nasty Deet junk. It works just as well.

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.

hiking
Saturday, January 18, 2014

This is a National Seashore trail up a large hill covered in bearberry ground cover. At the top you are overlooking a 360 panorama of the the Atlantic Ocean, the Pamet River, and wooded hills of outer Cape Cod. Not a long hike at all, but the views are great.

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