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Best trails in Cape Cod National Seashore

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Looking for a great trail in Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 21 easy trails in Cape Cod National Seashore ranging from 0.7 to 6.6 miles and from 3 to 111 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

"A man may stand there and put all America behind him." Henry David Thoreau The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protected within the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors.

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Map of trails in Cape Cod National Seashore
Park information
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Contact
(508) 771 - 2144
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Top trails (27)
#1 - Great Island Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
Note some sections of the loop may be closed for nesting birds. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#2 - Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 29 m
This trail is mostly along a boardwalk through the White Cedar Swamp but also involves stairs. Show more
#3 - Long Point Lighthouse Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Long Point Lighthouse Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Provincetown, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarShow more
#4 - Sand Dune Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
This trail is a trek over impressive sand dunes to the beach. Walking up and down the sandy dunes can be fairly challenging especially on a hot day but you'll be able to cool off with a swim once youShow more
#5 - Great Island Extended Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
Great Island Extended Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wellfleet, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nuShow more
#6 - Great Island Trail and The Gut
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 49 m
Great Island Trail and The Gut is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wellfleet, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. TheShow more
#7 - Nauset Marsh and Nauset Bike Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Nauset Marsh and Nauset Bike Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eastham, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. Show more
#8 - Province Lands Bike Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Province Lands Bike Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Provincetown, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of acShow more
#9 - Fort Hill Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 27 m
Fort Hill Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eastham, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#10 - Nauset Marsh and Buttonbush Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 31 m
Nauset Marsh and Buttonbush Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eastham, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trailShow more
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