Mashpee River Woodlands West Side Trek Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Mashpee River Woodlands West Side Trek Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mashpee, Massachusetts that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

end of the trails are overgrown and impassable

walking
6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Used the app to follow trail. Nice walk with dogs

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Full disclosure, we just moved to the cape from CO so our perception of hiking is skewed and we only did the first big loop.

Thought the hike could be improved even for the small area it's contained in: River sightings are sparse and fleeting and the east side backs to housing. I certainly would not consider it a "moderate" difficulty trail.

There are a few nice bird sightings and the trail is maintained. Not something I would recommend though.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Would not recommend on a humid day. Deer flies the size of military drones. GPS mapping system was a total bust. The clouds and the above mentioned genetically enhanced deer flies may have caused the interference. Will do again on a clear fall day as it is a nice site....addendum...GPS not a bust...we followed Thorp Trail which is on the west side of the water. That trail is NOT the trail on this app. Long River Trail is the hike covered by the app.

Friday, June 24, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Enjoyable

Saturday, May 14, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

A unique area with many good bird sightings. The trail is through a scrub forest that is hilly and winding along the river. The water is a bit difficult to reach in most places because the banks are steep and thick with branches. The trails are well kept and open onto nice views of the river. Seveal osprey nests are around and must have counted about 18 swans.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A bit tricky to navigate. Will try again!

Saturday, September 05, 2015

hiking
Friday, August 22, 2014

hiking
Friday, August 22, 2014

walking
Saturday, May 24, 2014

hiking
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

hiking
Saturday, January 11, 2014

i started Quinaquisset Parking lot. I followed the long river trail keeping the river in view. Very scenic and trails offer good variety.