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Pilgrim Spring Trail and Small's Swamp Trail

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Cape Cod National Seashore

Pilgrim Spring Trail and Small's Swamp Trail is a 1.3 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.

Length1.3 miElevation gain108 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownFee
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Cape Cod National Seashore charges a fee to enter. Fees are $25 per vehicle or $15 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $60.

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Jay Vivian
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Mary Stewart
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Excellent - both trails offer much for the bird watcher. Warblers, Cardinals, White-throated sparrows, wood packers...all in a small little hike.

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Bob Simek
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Mountain bikingGreat!

A really nice bike path even with all the dog crap hither and yon. Went down to Pilgrim Heights first and checked out the First Spring. Walked one of the loops, biked the other one. Went over to the North Truro area next and noticed all the awesome single track bike paths. Will be back to explore that soon. This place ROCKS! Thanks Mayflower crew!

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Mark Plasse
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Anne-Marie Williams
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A lot of up and down. Beautiful area. Very well kept and well marked

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Christopher Oakes
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Mike Francis
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Up and down with sone nice vistas.

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Utah Ni
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very nice views, but would have loved if it would have been dog-friendly

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

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Den Bell
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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

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Ed Meduna
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Hiking

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.

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Cheryl Lynne Oropal
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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.

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Peter Knox
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Matthew Hajduk
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Daniel Sohl
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Sydney Berkman
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Christopher Oakes
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Shane Fairbrother
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Daniel Kowal
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Ruth Ferris
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Frank S
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Lisa Desruisseaux
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Mark Harris
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NealVayo Ekstrom
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NealVayo Ekstrom
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Lynne Honeyman
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Bob Mazaika
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NealVayo Ekstrom
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NealVayo Ekstrom
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T Jennex
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