Moshup Beach Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Moshup Beach Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Chilmark, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

walking
4 months ago

Headed down to the beach for a day of sun. The trail was well marked, out and back. There is a location near the bottom (South end) where you can unload and load chairs and beach toys, and then drive up and park, and hike the trail down to the beach. Decent little trail. The draw to this trail is the view and scenery, without question.

walking
10 months ago

walking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

This is a very beautiful trail. The trail head is at the trail parking lot off of the Moshup Trail rd. From the parking lot the trail splits into 3. All 3 become one again and lead to the beach path. Once on the beach head towards the cliffs. Bewear of tides. Walked the trail many times and so far was lucky, but I hear it is an unwelcome possibility. The cliffs are amazing. You really have to go and see it for yourself. Once chatted with a local who regularly treasure hunts on the Moshup (Aquinnah) beach for fossil scallop shells that wash from the cliffs by tides.
Something to consider: Summer parking is $15.00 and very limited. TICKS!!! Lots of them in summer time!!! Wear long pants.