Red Maple Swamp and Fort Hill Loop

EASY 11 reviews
#14 of 17 trails in

Red Maple Swamp and Fort Hill Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Eastham, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

4 months ago

Nice boardwalk finished winter 2017/ spring 2018, but some spots soft. TONS of poison ivy, even starting to grow up through the boardwalk. Stick to the center of the boardwalk to avoid accidentally brushing up against the poison ivy. Beautiful scenery

walking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

short trail, not much to see, parking is by permit only but was able to park along the road. part of the ajoining trail closed for renovations that will take place fall/winter 2017 per sign. seemed like several of the planks where until repair on the boardwork covered with ply wood throughout.

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

Closed for repairs.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I had bad luck bird-wise on the afternoon I went, but the boardwalk is beautiful. Beware that the entrance described in the directions is no longer open and it's not possible to make a loop. To access the boardwalk, either approach from the Penniman House or walk the paved trail to the Sharpening stone, continue on the trail to the right and make another right into the swamp area.

hiking
4 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017