Explore the most popular trails in West Barnstable Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Some hills but mostly flat trails. Cool little deck for a look out point. I cut off the section across 149 on this one.

Otis Atwood is a nice trail to walk. A little challenging with some rocks and hills.

Passed one bicycle, a half dozen dogs. Got lost (playing Pokémon instead of watching the map). A couple trees down on the larger roads, passed one person with a pruner.

Very easy trail. I saw more bikers than hikers. Take a map as I can see how easy it would be to get lost (at least for me). The main trail is very flat.

Two viewpoints mix of trail

mountain biking
over grown
4 months ago

Challenging Mountain Bike trail in some areas with hills rocks and roots. Other areas are flat and wide and easy. A nice variety and a good workout. Be careful on the narrow winding paths with your speed in case someone’s coming the other way. Fun ride overall!

Great technical trail w/miles of riding!! Every time I go, I find new & different trails.

A lot of options for all levels. Great place to ride!

A very enjoyable trail running route! Lots of options available beyond the clearly marked broad trail. Some of the dotted-line trails (in the Stonehenge area of the map) offer great elevation changes and a good workout. If you do listen to music while running, please watch out for cyclists since this is a popular biking location.

Adjacent to the Big Ring Trail Farmersville Road pathways and together, they make for an all-options-buffet inclusive of broad trails, winding trails with elevation changes, etc. Take your phone with you and explore mapping out different trail options throughout the week (shown on AllTrails as dotted lines). If you do listen to music while running, please watch out for cyclists since this is a popular biking location.

Mostly flat trail with lots of paths to choose from. Pretty walk, but not too exciting. Dog owners beware - many parts of trail have large quantities of horse poop and my dog (of course) found a bunch of dead animals to roll in as well...

Nice day. Scrubby woods. 5 walkers and 4 bikers. Mainly level. Nothing much to look at along the way. Good to be out and walking

Nice hike through the woods. We went the day after some severe rains/storms but the trail was quite dry. The path was very well labeled for the first leg but had to rely on our All Trails map after that. This area has tons of different trails with endless combinations. Will return on a mountain bike for sure!

Great trails - a lot of options for hiking or walking

Nice walking trail, quiet and shady. We only met one couple mountain biking and three other people hiking, we all had dogs. Trail was nice and clean, map on All Trails was accurate. An uber-clean Porto-potty was in the parking lot. We will go again.

Fun way to get a quick ride with some different terrain choices.

Not much to look at, but the trail is long and only lightly travelled, at least in autumn.

Big Ring off Race Road is not a hard trail. It's even for the most part and those sections on the "Roads" are easy. Best to keep dogs leashed, as there are lots of critter distractions.

It should be nice to mount bike here, but be careful bringing small dogs here, people bike here pretty fast!

I got a little lost. Started at race ln. Wound up by the airport. Walked up race ln to start. Began at 2:30 back at 4:45.very nice walk with my dog.

great variety from wide open paths to bike trails

Although the route depicted on this map is in the same conservation area as the "Trail of Tears", it is not the challenging mountain biking, trail running or hiking route that you may have heard about. This route starts off easy and flat and then climbs up and along one of the many ridges in the glacial moraine. One of the reviewers was correct that the elevation does not get higher that about 175 ft. This may be causing some confusion as to the title. The Cape Cod NEMBA and the town of Barnstable have good maps of the entire area on their websites. If you're looking for a bit more challenging bike, run, or hike, the actual "Trail of Tears" is best accessed where the power lines cross the Service Rd. Just off exit 5 of Route 6 in West Barnstable. I regularly run the trails in this area and love the diversity that can be found here. Whether I'm going for a easy, flat jaunt, a challenging hilly run, or a combination of the two, there are many trails that allow for that and I have yet to be bored!

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