Long Point Lighthouse Trail

HARD 29 reviews

Long Point Lighthouse Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wood End, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wildlife

Park at the rotary at Pilgrim's Landing. There are plenty of spots during the off-season.

Challenging walk upon long 1/2 mile rock jetty from Ptown Inn and then in soft sand once on Long Point. Can get hot so bring water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. Beware of high tide as it can cover the jetty and strand you preventing your return trip!! Long Point is isolated, serene, tranquil, bird inhabited (careful as some birds are teritorial & will dive bomb you!!), & can be buggy. In gereral a challenging hike over water (jetty) and over soft sand

nature trips
2 months ago

What a beautiful hike. Hiking along the jetty and beach is surprisingly more difficult than expected. It is not a difficult hike but you do a bit more work walking on the sand than you would on a hard trail.

walking
5 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. Empty beaches with stunning views. I would not rate this as difficult and we don’t hike often.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Nice place to walk, but a bit of a challenge slogging through the sand

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Great hike with amazing views, make sure to go while the tide is going out so you don't get stuck.

Monday, July 03, 2017

First mile over the breakwater requires some agility - not a lot, but some - from there, the open water side of the peninsula is solitary and beautiful. While swimming several seals popped up nearby. It was a unique experience. The water is crystal clear. The route is rated difficult because after the rocky breakwater, it's 4 miles of soft sand. When at last you return to solid ground, you feel like a gazelle. It's worth the drive out...definitely.

walking
Monday, May 08, 2017

beautiful walk but wouldn't rate it as hard - highly recommend

walking
Monday, May 08, 2017

I'd call it more of a walk than a hike. Gorgeous and sandy.

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

Great hike. Awesome scenery. It depends what you are used to doing (not as hard as a mountain hike) I wouldn't rate as difficult. On a nice June day it would be a cool walk on the beach. We did it on 30 degree day with 40 mph winds. Loved the challenge!

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Amazing trail. Lots to see.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Excellent hike! Although it is strenuous and definitely takes it's toll on your body, this hike provides stunning views of Cape Cod and the beaches and ocean. It is also very exciting to simply say you've hiked to the absolute tip of Cape Cod.

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