Explore the most popular wildlife 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

4 days 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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

walking
Monday, May 08, 2017

beautiful walk but wouldn't rate it as hard - highly recommend

walking
Monday, May 08, 2017

I'd call it more of a walk than a hike. Gorgeous and sandy.

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.

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

Great hike. Awesome scenery. It depends what you are used to doing (not as hard as a mountain hike) I wouldn't rate as difficult. On a nice June day it would be a cool walk on the beach. We did it on 30 degree day with 40 mph winds. Loved the challenge!

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Amazing trail. Lots to see.

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