Harding's Beach Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Harding's Beach Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chatham, 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
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
21 days ago

3 months ago

We do this walk every morning when we are here. Although not overly strenuous, it definitely gets your heart rate up when you hit the deep sand sections. We always walk all the way to the end and explore the tidal pools filled with sea critters and the beaches with various other wildlife (and even a dead seal!!!) Highly recommend if you're in the area.

4 months ago

While a nice, short hike, if you don't already have a Chatham parking sticker, you'll pay $20 for the parking. Once over the associated frustration, you'll see plenty of horseshoe crab skeletons, enjoy a beautiful view of the cape, and be able to take in the interesting scene of the lighthouse located at the trail's end. Interesting in part because it's privately owned and occupied as a private residence.

6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

While beautiful, taking this hike when it's 25 degrees and windy is fairly foolish. On the way out the wind was at our back, which purely means it blasted us in the face the whole return trip. I'd recommend this hike though.

walking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Hidden gem. Beautiful walk to the Stage Harbor Lighthouse and private beach at the end. So peaceful

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Except for deep sand in a few places it is a very enjoyable afternoon ocean hike. A popular wind surfing area.

hiking
Sunday, October 05, 2014