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Mashpee River Woodlands West Side Trek Trail

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John Austin Forest

Mashpee River Woodlands West Side Trek Trail is a 3.7 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 154 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

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Reviews (131)
Photos (36)
Recordings (115)
Completed (181)
sherry lopes
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7/12/20 this is one of my favs! a few different trail options. easy terrain with lots to see along the way.

Christopher Richards
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Hiking

Great trails with the perfect amount of incline for kids. Glimpses of the river keep the kids excited. I live within walking distance but this is definitely worth a drive. The parking lots on both sides are fairly big.

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John Roy
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Hiking

Nice trail, easy to walk with great views of woodlands & pond. Reiterating what other reviews have said trails are poorly marked and we had to backtrack a couple of times while using the app (trail guide).

erica britt
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there is another trail on the other side of the river also. do both for about 8 to 9 miles! great views. not too busy on a nice warm sunny day. easy walk with minimal elevation

Cassandra Papadonis
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HikingMuddy

Saw lots of wildlife today, very cool spot.

WYLIE WAKEFIELD
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Melody Eardley
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HikingBlowdown

Lots of “ widow maker trees in there” paths a little confusing I could see someone getting lost if you’re not paying attention... recommend go with a buddy. Pretty forest setting but lots of treacherous large trees looking about to fall down.

Gwyneth Packard
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HikingMuddy
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Richard Mikolajczak
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Hiking

Another very nice hike here

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kim spiro
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Hiking

I've lived on Cape Cod for 26 years. 1st time exploring this area.... thank you all trails app! Great hike

Larry Lyford
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Hiking

Had a nice time. Stayed on the right side of river. Dog lived it.

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Karen VonHaam
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Running

This is the Fitch conservation area, north of 151. It varies from wide path to narrow path, occasional views of the river.

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Karen VonHaam
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ann dumais
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Went in the summer - really enjoyed - beautiful an quiet! Like to visit in the fall!

Paul Daniel
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Hiking

peaceful. lots of water fowl. a very enjoyable hike.

Martha Olney
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Walking

Trails did not match what is on this app, but friends knew their way. Beautiful river views on a winter day.

Bob Simek
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Running

Great property, didn't know there was a Mashpee Neck or River...SURPRISE! A nice path south for sure, would be nice for mountain biking too. Went down to see some paddleboarders on the river and, turns out, one of them was my neighbor from my Waban days...go figure. Continued down to Pirates Cove and the boat launch area before continuing back up the road then back into the Woodlands. This is a nice place for a trail run! Enjoy!

Keifer Heckman
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Mountain biking

Easy trail for mountain biking. Flat, only a couple hills;nothing too difficult. No rocks. The trail is slim and windy but I would say it’s a good beginners course. Very fun ride.

John McDonald
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Mountain biking

Very fun

Tasha Bollinger
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Hiking

end of the trails are overgrown and impassable

Douglas Thorn
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Hiking

Used the app to follow trail. Nice walk with dogs

Leonard Holland
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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.

Douglas Thorn
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Hiking

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.

Norm Atchue
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Enjoyable

James Roszel
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Hiking

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.

Erin Giesser
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A bit tricky to navigate. Will try again!

Laurel Galvin
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Hiking

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

Grace Thornton
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Hiking
First to Review

The trail system is quite extensive and not well marked on the south end. I did a quick circle then went to the north parking and found a more challenging and pretty trail. Make sure you to to the west side of the river as it is more scenic and has some small hills and good views. I was lots of winter foul and it might be good for some birdwatching in early spring. Some trails are not maintained and are rather brushy, watch out for ticks. I did not make it to the end after bushwhacking for a while, I gave up. Next time I will make the whole distance on the 'road' trail.

Aubrey Field
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Hiking
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Ira Shaw
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Mountain biking
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