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Long Point Lighthouse Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Provincetown, Massachusetts that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 72 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Kid friendly Nature trips Walking Bird watching Beach Views Wildlife Bridge out Washed out No shade
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Getting There

Be sure to watch the tides coming across the dike! Plan accordingly, especially since most of the hike is on sand and will take longer than a typical 5 mile hike.

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

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Key West
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Beautiful hike! We brought our Boxer doggo and he loved it, however we walked along the beach and came upon a pack of large coyotes, luckily we saw them before our pup did! They wandered off the beach but stalked us for a bit, so hikers beware just in case! Other than that great hike, just watch your back!

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Melanie Gunter
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watch the tides if you don't want to get wet.

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john Rodriguez
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john Rodriguez
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tough on seawall lots of sand

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Mary Stewart
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Great birding! Solitude.

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Bindu Vasireddy
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HikingGreat!

Amazing walk. The rock pier was so much fun. My 73 year old mother did it with us. People clapped for her so that was cool. We all wore hiking shoes and I felt that was very helpful. and oh yeah, don't forget to watch the birds drop the clams on the rocks to break them open the eat the insides, very clever. The walk along the ocean was really nice. When we first went in, there was nobody there and we had the beach to ourselves. We collected huge shells and also saw a pod of seals close to the beach. The walk was fantastically exhausting because first you walk on the rocks, then in the sand of the beach and then back again on the rocks. Take lots of water and some snacks, By the end of it you are ready to eat the lobster roll that you so much deserve.

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Mark Oswanski
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Rebecca Parks
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Hiking

Fantastic. Rock scramble over the breakwater was just the right side of too tough for my big dog — and the beach on the other side was incredible.

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Maggie Lancioni
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Amazing! Wonderful views. Probably best to wear hiking boots for all the rocks. But fun, adventurous, and beautiful!

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Christopher Bass
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Sarah Hopp
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HikingGreat!No shade

Hiked 7/20: absolutely loved this experience from beginning to end. rock pier is so fun and beautiful and the beach beyond it is secluded and stunning! saw a bob of 30+ curious seals at the point, many of whom swam beside me and escorted me back to the pier at dusk. walking the pier back in the dark with a headlamp was phenomenal and you feel totally safe doing it. A+ "trail" and would do this again if ever in the area.

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Lindsey D
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No shadeRockyScramble

Walked this trail/Rocky jetty area today. Rocks were extremely slippery and we left with some scratches on our legs. It started rainy unexpectedly while we were out there and it made for an extremely dangerous walk back. We are experienced hikers but this trail isn't very easy. It was fun and beautiful once we got to the beach and the lighthouse.

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Rachel Reynolds
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One of the best trails I’ve walked. You’re going to want to pack a bag with drinks and snacks. Wear a swimsuit and good walking shoes. Once you pass the rocks and the dunes it brings you to a beach that not many people are at. I made the mistake of not bringing food and drinks and couldn’t stay at the beach as long as I wanted

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Brian Baker
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Awesome hike!! Get there early before low tide, is at its peak. The beaches are amazing. And we got to see a couple of seals.

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Sydney Berkman
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Betsy Foster
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Amazing hike like no other. The views are spectacular. Go at low tide or you won’t get through. The breakwater rocks need to be respected! Some are quite slippery even with hiking boots on. ( I took a major digger). The portion of the hike that’s on the beach is deep sand. So worth it to see the lighthouses, horseshoe crabs, seals, birds....

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Anjuli Global
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Awesome area... amazing to hike the jetty in and back at different tide levels so pack a picnic to enjoy on beach and plenty of water as there is no shade. There is now a section that ropes off a portion of the interior vegetation for shore birds nesting protection etc so stick with exploring around the outer edge. Definitely keep dogs on a leash as the area coyote has been super active lately.. even followed a fisherman down the beach before wandering off as not afraid of humans.. not a good place to have your dog run into those sorts of troubles. Hiking this route in covid era is awkward at best.. there really is no way to keep much passing distance for the mile long jetty and most walkers are not bothering to wear a mask or even feign covering of their faces in the congested zones. We began our day early and had fewer hikers.. by the time we were leaving hours later there was a constant flow of people coming across though most do the jetty and leave the rest open for longer hikers peace and quiet.

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Jon Freedman
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Beautiful weather yesterday. A nice hike to feel like your at the edge of the world. Well worth the walk.

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Jorge Naranjo
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One of the most unique hikes I’ve ever taken. It was a blast hoping all over the rocks to the point and back. Wonderful sunset views and gorgeous lighthouse. Want to go back and see the other lighthouse, unfortunately ran out of light before doing so. Two tips: observe the high tide times, and keep an eye on the wet rocks, they can be slippery and potentially dangerous.

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Daniel Wisniewski
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Fantastic. No one else on the beach and trails in early April. Gorgeous views of the water and pristine beaches. Jetty requires sure footing, and is longer than it looks -- as everyone else says, be sure to go at low tide. No shade, so would be hot in the summer.

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Freda Messick
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Nice trail. Dike has various heights and spaces between the rocks. If you are taking kids or dogs, make sure they are able to traverse uneven surfaces.

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