Pilgrim Spring Trail and Small's Swamp Trail

EASY 6 reviews
#10 of 16 trails in

Pilgrim Spring Trail and Small's Swamp Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Truro, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

old growth

1 month ago

This would have been 4*.....but big signs... NO PETS/DOGS! Found only by seeking "dog friendly"

7 months ago

I love this little Trail full of History. I'm a decendant of over four pilgrims, so it it's kind of nostalgic in a way to walk these Trails thinking of my ancestors. Thank God they came here in November and didn't have to deal with the bugs. lol

hiking
11 months ago

great quick trail, watch out for Poison ivy in places. Especially like the memorial stone for the Pilgrims spring it must have been great to have fresh water after so long at sea.

hiking
Saturday, December 26, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A nice short and easy hike that takes one up and down several small rolling sandhills, this trail takes one through the pitch pine and scrub oak Cape Cod forests, at which point one comes to an opening before turning right and hiking down a hill toward the infamous Pilgrim Spring. Now just a fraction of what it may have been like back in 1620 C.E. the spring still flows into a small, slow-moving creek passing under the nearby Truro Bicycle Trail [ paved]. Note: bring plenty of mosquito repellent during the summer months, I prefer eucalyptus repellent which works just as well as that stinking Deet junk.

hiking
Monday, July 08, 2013