Crane Memorial Beach Reservation

MODERATE 24 reviews

Crane Memorial Beach Reservation is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ipswich, Massachusetts and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
308 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Love the dune trails. So pretty and unique. I would avoid going in the middle of a hot day because the sand will become very hot to walk on in bare feet. You will want sandals for parts of the trail that go under trees where you will have to walk on some sticks.

2 months ago

Really nice hike but if you don't like walking in sand it may not be for you. Much of this is on the beach and a good section is in dunes. The scenery is spectacular and we had a great time. The Crane Castle has some great views.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. Dogs and horses are welcome on the beach until the end of March.

7 months ago

Awesome scrub pine woods. sandy trail, pine needles, occasional steep dune hills. magnificent views. Best on a cold winter day. Only sounds are wind and surf.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing. Gorgeous day in December but cold (and I mean COLD) and windy. Not the trail's fault, however. Very little people which I liked, fantastic views, sand trails, ocean everywhere, lovely landscapes, and a g9od time. I think we did about 5-6 miles on various trails and yeah, my calves hurt for a few days afterwards as well as my hip flexors but that only means you got a good workout. Worth it. Can't imagine how pretty it is in summer. Only thing is the cost to access, even off-season it's $10 with no veteran prices and a whopping $25 in summer. A great place to beach it up but $25 is excessive in my opinion.

10 months ago

10 months ago

11 months ago

Thursday, October 06, 2016

may just be the most beautiful place next to Sedona! WOW WOW WOW....many areas to explore. We traveled a lot uphill but worth it. now going to tour the castle! A must see!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

$25-$30 to park during the season, well worth the money if you want easy parking, and a day at the beach and exploring. Take the trail at the end of the lot *back right*. It leads you through the woods to less populated beach spots.

trail running
Friday, September 09, 2016

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

This is a beautiful trail, that allows you to trek round the house, through a uplands forest, and along the dunes, onto the beach if you like. There are few places with this sort of diversity, and it makes for a lovely day.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

walking
Saturday, August 13, 2016