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#15 of 108 state parks in Massachusetts

Best trails in Nickerson State Park

750 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Nickerson State Park, Massachusetts? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 9 easy trails in Nickerson State Park ranging from 1.4 to 3.3 miles and from 32 to 127 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Nickerson State Park is full of woods and kettle ponds created by glaciers 10,000 years ago. You can hike or bike through the woods and will come across these ponds, which are not fed by any body of water, but rather exist off of groundwater and precipitation. You can also bike to Cape Cod Bay, fish, or stay the night in a yurt here. Flax Pond offers swimming and canoe opportunities.

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Map of trails in Nickerson State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1,900 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
508 896-3491
Helpful links
Top trails (13)
#1 - Cape Cod Rail Trail
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 23 mi • Est. 9 h 37 m
The Cape Cod Rail Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet, then over a bridge over Station Avenue in South Yarmouth,Show more
#2 - Cliff Pond Trail
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Cliff Pond Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brewster, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#3 - Little Cliff Pond Trail
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 41 m
Little Cliff Pond Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Orleans, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#4 - Silas Road Trail
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Silas Road Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brewster, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#5 - Nickerson State Park Long Trail
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 12 m
Nickerson State Park Long Trail is a 9.4 mile out and back trail located near Brewster, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature triShow more
#6 - Higgins Pond Loop
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h
Higgins Pond Loop is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brewster, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walShow more
#7 - Cliff Pond and Little Cliff Pond Loop
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Cliff Pond and Little Cliff Pond Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brewster, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numShow more
#8 - Grassy Nook Pond Loop
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Grassy Nook Pond Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Orleans, Massachusetts that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#9 - Flax Pond
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 36 m
Flax Pond is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Orleans, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#10 - West Heartbreak Loop
Nickerson State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 40 m
West Heartbreak Loop is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Orleans, Massachusetts that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarShow more
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