Sand Dune Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Sand Dune Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Provincetown, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.8 miles
239 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


This trail is a trek over impressive sand dunes to the beach. Walking up and down the sandy dunes can be fairly challenging especially on a hot day but you'll be able to cool off with a swim once you reach the beach across the dunes. This is a great hike for kids to get an up-close view of the sand dune ecosystem on Cape Cod!

13 days ago

3 months ago

Great trail! Just be prepared because walking steep sandy inclines is difficult. Bring water and pace yourself for the steep parts. Absolutely worth it though! I went in late January so I only came across a handful of people. Very peaceful and beautiful!

7 months ago

8 months ago

What a beautiful hike!!! Strenuous but simply gorgeous! Swarms of swallowtails entertained us! Bring a camera and water .

8 months ago

well worth the walk

9 months ago

great if you want to know what Moses felt like in the desert

11 months ago

The sand dunes provide a fascinating and unique ecosystem. Very cool! You could easily imagine yourself on another planet.

Parking could be a bit of trouble in the busy summer months since the highway has no parking signs and only 3 spaces are designated for this trail. The beach may be quieter than other Cape Cod options since the only way to access it is by hiking in from Route 6.