Small Swamp Trail

EASY 2 reviews
#13 of 15 trails in

Small Swamp Trail is a 0.7 mile loop trail located near North Truro, Massachusetts. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

Similar to Pilgrim Spring Trail, this one takes the casual hiker down into an old glacial "kettle" which was formed when an old lake had slowly filled in; today it is a wetland teeming with birds [ boardwalk]. Back in the mid-1800s, a man named Thomas Small had his farmstead here.

5 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A wee bit more strenuous than its shorter cousin, the Pilgrim Spring Trail, this one takes you deeper into the pitch pine, bayberry, and blackjack oak forests of native Cape Cod. Bug spray recommended in summer months from June through early October, I prefer eucalyptus spray [ available at Walmart or Kmart, etc.] instead of that nasty Deet junk. It works just as well.