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Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near South Wellfleet, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 72 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Beach

Forest

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

No dogs

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This trail is mostly along a boardwalk through the White Cedar Swamp but also involves stairs.

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Reviews (152)
Photos (113)
Recordings (124)
Completed (228)
Ziv Biron
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Hiking

Nice but not too exciting...

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Alicia Capano
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Hiking

Well trafficked, no bugs, mostly shaded

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Joanna Walters
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HikingGreat!

Beautifully maintained trail. Took a little while to get to the boardwalk portion and it was somewhat shorter than we anticipated. Most of the trail was shady, easy to follow and no bugs when we went.

Shelley Donahue
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Hiking

Nice shaded trail. Well marked and easy to walk. Not crowded. People respected social distancing.

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Julia Chinn
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Hiking

Very neat boardwalk through the swamp, mostly flat and well signed. What else can you ask for? Just a lovely walk. And if you go in the late afternoon it’s practically empty.

Shannon Kittredge
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Hiking

So cool! Part of the boardwalk was shut down which led us for a longer, cooler walk. Probably the best maintained trail I’ve walked in a while. Sooooo cool!

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Stephanie Lewis
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Hiking

So pretty!!!

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Preetom Bhattacharya
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HikingBugs

It’s worth doing this hike if you are visiting the Marconi view area. Easy hike mostly plain except few area. The walk over the swamp is nice and very dense with trees . It’s beautiful. There are lot of mosquitoes, obvious for the swamp. Nice trees to take pictures. Few flowers are visible. Network (Tmobile) is available throughout.

Roxy Pylypiv
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HikingBugs

A great little hike! Make sure you put on bug spray because there are a lot of mosquitoes around the swamp! Other than that, it was a really interesting and enjoyable walk!

Will Travers
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Hiking

Fun & EZ wasn’t too crowded

H B
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A little ecological gem and a very pleasant walk.

Jorge Naranjo
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Hiking

Gorgeous easy trail. Highly recommend.

Jorge Naranjo
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Hiking

Gorgeous easy trail. Highly recommend.

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Brent Schmidt
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Hiking

Visited on a Sunday at 1630, easy but windy hike down to the boardwalk trail and only saw two groups of people (5 people and 2 people) on the way there and no one was on the trail at all while in the swamp area so that was a nice surprise given these times. Straight line back to the parking lot when heading out.

Michelle McGreenery
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Hiking

During pandemic a lot of people. They need to space themselves for passing. Otherwise I’d skip until after pandemic

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Maria Servidone
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Hiking

This was a nice easy walk thought stunning, mystical white cedar swamps. I’ve never seen anything like this, encourages me to do more hiking in the area. Plus with social distancing we could hear a lot of frogs!

Don Laroche
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Nora D
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Hiking

I'm a huge fan of boardwalks, so I love this trail! It's so fascinating to be able to explore a habitat that normally wouldn't be easy accessible.

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Hiking

Good for birding

Anne-Marie Williams
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Hiking

lovely walk, even for someone with knee issues

Karl Kohler
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Hiking

Like most on the Natioal Seashore and excellent hike.

Mimi Rondeau
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HikingBugs

Beautiful, easy walk. Great shady walk for entry-level nature lovers. My family and I take a pilgrimage to this trail every summer. A doable walk for those with some mobility issues.

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Aidan Gould
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Hiking

Short but worth while. Very different from the rest of the coastal areas

Eli Shear-Baggish
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Hiking

Short, easy walk through the woods. The boardwalk was interesting, different environment.

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Ilana Quirk
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Hiking

The boardwalk is wonderful to do every year and watch the water levels in the swamp change.

David Prager
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Hiking

Short, gently rolling loop across the parking lot from the historic Marconi site. Nice boardwalk through white cedar swamp. I had no bug problems when I hiked here on a 64 degree windy day, but I can see why they would be a problem on warmer and calmer days. Great ocean views from Marconi site. Overall, one of the better hiking options at Cape Cod National Seashore.

Dennis G.
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Hiking

A relatively short walk to the boardwalk thru the swamp and that “Jurassic Park feeling”. Time the day and weather right to avoid the mosquitos which could ruin the experience. If you get caught in a swarm just pick up the pace and jog about ten quick steps to break away from your co2 trail.

Amber Austin
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Hiking

Bring mosquito spray or you will DIE!!!!!

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