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Little Cliff Pond Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Orleans, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 65 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

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13 hours ago

Nice morning walk with kids and dog. Trail is narrow and consistently bordered by poison ivy but with beautiful serene pond views in background from nearly every section of the trail. Lots of access points to the water, including some secluded beaches that would be fun to check out when we come prepared for swimming! Was an easy walk for my crew.

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail. We combined this with Cliff Pond Trail (which goes around Big Cliff Pond). We loved it! You always have a water view, yet protected by the wind. We went in April, and the water table was high, so had to do some maneuvering around some parts, but a very enjoyable 4-5 mile hike in a beautiful environment. I would come back & do it again.

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4 months ago

Great flex pond view, moderate level. Beautiful view, clean trail.

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9 months ago

great trail - less muddy than the flax pond trail on the same property

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11 months ago

A few spots where the trail is under water as it is so close to the pond.

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Sun Jul 07 2019

Sections of the trail on the Cliff Pond side along the beach were totally under water, making it rough for our kids; but the rest was a beautiful hike, full of pine trees and quiet beaches. I’d definitely do it again, but check the conditions on the Cliff Pond side of the loop first so you can decide whether or not to turn back at the halfway point. It’s easy to scope it out from the parking lot in five minutes or less.

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Tue Jan 01 2019

Beautiful hike on a crisp New Year’s Day! Well marked, very scenic and chances to divert onto different trails. Easy for families

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Sun Aug 05 2018

was easy with 3 kids one on a backpack. a few uphill areas bit super easy. when ypur all doneypu can jump,into cliff pond for a swim to cool off☺

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Fri Apr 27 2018

Great Trail for kids. This is our go to hike at Nickerson, we can extend our hike or keep going if the kids get tired.

Sun Oct 15 2017

Ran this trail as the first leg of Gut Check Duathlon yesterday.

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recorded Higgins loop from rd

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