Great Island Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Great Island Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wellfleet, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

sea kayaking

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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5 months ago

Wonderful hike for a beautiful Thanksgiving Day with family. It is more like 6 miles if you do the whole loop. A good workout.

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7 months ago

It's a great place Great Island. What I didn't expect was the amount of walking in soft sand...'twas a bit draining. Also it it's longer that stated. More like a 6 mile loop.

7 months ago

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8 months ago

It had a lot of everything. Groomed hard packed beach trails, marshes, challenging soft sand beaches, narrow forest trails, sun, shade, gentle hills, flat coastal areas, hermit crabs, minnow-filled tide pools, 450-million year old horseshoe crabs, etc. Well marked, but good luck finding the 18th C. Whaler's Tavern. Don't know why it's marked moderate; it's quite easy, and as long as you want it to be.

10 months ago

Very beautiful hike! I did this with a 40lb pack to train for the Lost Coast Trail in California. I went a total of 6.3 miles in 3:34 minutes. The loose sand makes it quite hard to keep your footing. Trekking poles helped a lot!

11 months ago

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

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