Halibut Point Trail

EASY 60 reviews

Halibut Point Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rockport, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is a very beautiful state park at the end of land in Gloucester. A historical interpretive trail around the Halibut State Park and Babson Farm Quarry. This guide will take you through the woods to a 60 foot deep water-filled quarry and then to the ocean to relax by the sounds of crashing waves.

hiking
5 days ago

This is by far my favorite trail in Massachusetts. It's a very easy, relaxing walk with one of the most incredible scenery in the state.

The panorama view of the quarry farm is absolutely breathtaking. I only wish swimming is allow there. And the rocky beach is a sight to behold as well especially for sunset. It is always cool and refreshing at the beach and the water is so rejuvenating.

Again it is too bad you can't swim here. It is much too rocky so you can only wade a bit into the water. I also enjoy just watching sail boats and fishing boats go by.

hiking
5 months ago

excellent trail with self-guided info about the quarry. We walked through after a snowstorm... Beautiful.

walking
5 months ago

Love walking here with the pups no matter what time of year!

6 months ago

Can you swim in the quarry?

6 months ago

Highly recommend a visit and hike. Also dog friendly for dog walks. Every season is different and has something to offer. Fall is my favorite, especially late September to late October. The 2nd to 3rd weeks in October on Cape Ann here usually the peak weeks for the autumn foliage display.

8 months ago

beautiful views. Easy hike, though would have been easier if I had worn sneakers instead of flip flops

9 months ago

Beautiful walk in October, with views of a huge granite quarry as well as the ocean

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Very unique property. The granite quarry is breathtaking. Gorgeous water color. The hike down to the rocky shores of the ocean is worth it. Dirt roads but still ok for strollers.

walking
Friday, June 30, 2017

Great if you're looking for an easy hike. Easy to get to with a $5 parking pass for 24 hours. Views of the ocean from north shore Mass and you can even see parts of NH. It was cool chillin by the quarry too, great views all around and walk down to the ocean.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Great place for a family hike with the dog. Beautiful scenery.

nature trips
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Wonderful study into local history, spectacular views of a building sea on the edge of a storm.

walking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

Very nice place, stunning views on a large quarry and over the ocean. Excellent sunset images.

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

I have been here a few times. Nice place to have a picnic. Love the quarry and walking out to the rocks. Atlantic Ocean view is awesome. Sitting on the rocks and looking out to the quarry is peaceful. There is a nice easy loop hike around the quarry the dips down in to a few different trails along the way.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Very nice easy walk!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Even on a drizzly day the view is gorgeous!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Very pretty vistas overlooking ocean and interesting history only drawback is its a bit crowded at times

hiking
Saturday, July 04, 2015

Most beautiful place I've been in Massachusetts. Closest place I've been to Otter Point, Acadia. Hidden treasure for sure!!!

hiking
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beautiful walk, we go there often

nature trips
Monday, June 16, 2014

perfect photography daylight today 6/15/2014.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gorgeous place. Not strenuous at all but a beautiful walk and place to explore. The double horizon effect with the edge of the quarry, the tree line, the ocean, and then the sky is amazing!

hiking
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Great place to go it cost 2 dollar to park go to look out it four floors

hiking
Monday, March 07, 2011

I grew up near Rockport, and it's one of my favorite places in the country. The artists, tourist kitsch and maritime culture of one of the neatest fishing towns in New England easily make up for the crowds present most of the year. The Motif is one of the most painted buildings in the world. The park is a nice break from the crowds, and is an easy hike.

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