Long Point Lighthouse Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Long Point Lighthouse Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly 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.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wildlife

bridge out

washed out

no shade

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

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rocky
10 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Rocks, dune, seals... a very nice walk!

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail!!! if you want to complete it, please note, that high tide with heavy stream can be an obstacle, so try to start at 4 pm the latest .

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1 month ago

check the tides before leaving, as the breakwater is low in a couple of spots. there is no shade along the trail, except when you get to a lighthouse. views are amazing.

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2 months ago

Although opinions about this hike's difficulty vary, it should not be rated as "easy", which is the current rating. Indeed, any review of this hike owes it to members to comment on the elevated risk of severe injury that this hike presents. It should be rated as no easier than moderate. At the beginning of the breakwater, over which hikers traverse to get to Long Point, there is a warning posted by the National Park Service. It explains that the junctions between the huge granite boulders that form the jetty are not evenly placed in distance from one another, nor on the same plane. Going from one to the next, I stumbled more than once. There is a not insignificant risk that a bad stumble could result in a fall, causing a bad scrape, a broken bone, or worse. The views are spectacular, as a number of commenters have said, but if traverse the breakwater looking at the view, you substantially increase your risk of a serious fall. This is not a hike for people who are weak or out of condition.

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7 months ago

Should not be rated as difficult. Check the tide chart before coming. Low tide offers more fun.

10 months ago

Great ocean hike! Well worth it....

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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

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Friday, July 27, 2018

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
Saturday, May 05, 2018

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

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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

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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!

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Amazing trail. Lots to see.

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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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