Mashpee River Woodlands West Side Trek Trail

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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.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 154 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers

12 days ago

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

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

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

4 months ago

Went in the summer - really enjoyed - beautiful an quiet! Like to visit in the fall!

9 months ago

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

Thu Dec 27 2018

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

Mon Nov 19 2018

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!

mountain biking
Sat Jul 21 2018

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.

mountain biking
Thu May 03 2018

Very fun

Tue May 23 2017

end of the trails are overgrown and impassable

Sat Sep 17 2016

Used the app to follow trail. Nice walk with dogs

Sat Sep 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.

Sun Jul 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.

Sat May 14 2016


Sun Apr 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.

Sat Dec 26 2015

A bit tricky to navigate. Will try again!

Sat Jan 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.

Sat Feb 18 2012

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.

3 months ago

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