Fort Hill Trail

EASY 19 reviews

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 hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

6 days ago

I walked this trail mid morning with my wife and three girls (8, 10,12). This was an easy walk, especially if you stay on the main trail. There is a box that usually has maps at the start of the trail. Plenty of places to stop and enjoy the peacefulness. There is a seasonal bathroom about half way, which can be good for kids. At the top you come Indian Rock, a nice little piece of history and great views of the marsh from the top.
The trail back is pleasant, and spots you step out a little for some great views and/or photos. The tide was lower and there was a small trail off to the right (not on the map), and only accessible when the tide is down, that lead down onto the edge of the marsh. We walked that right along until you get to where it heads back up the hill through some tall (6ft+) grass and in through some tall shrubs before heading up the hill to the side of the last parking lot. We continued down the main trail until the finish at the Penninman House.

hiking
9 days ago

No dogs = lame

3 months ago

Super easy with kids and pretty views

4 months ago

Great for all ages

nature trips
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Enjoyable with multiple types of scenery!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

a lot of poison ivy be very careful with kids

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

Very nice stroll along estuary. Red Maple Swamp trail is out: no walkway through swamp; under repair for 4 years. Walk was scenic and worth the effort. Good birding area.

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11 months ago

nature trips
Saturday, August 05, 2017

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

walking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

walking
Wednesday, July 24, 2013