Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Provincetown with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Challenging up and down sand dune trails, is hot & arduous, bring water, wear hat & sunglasses & sun protection, ends at deserted pristine beach but do not swim alone (currents, seals, sharks, drownings have occurred), in general a great hike of sand dune ecology

13 days ago

Glorious!!!!! Amazing sand dunes, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even see a few seals!!! I recommend doing this trail in the early morning, it’s so peaceful.

1 month ago

Incredible hike, with beautiful views! Sand dunes like you wouldn’t believe.

road biking
1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous views. Huge hills, definitely not for a beginner.

Amazing hike with an extremely rewarding finish at the ocean!

2 months ago

Incredible hike to a pristine beach over high dunes. Bring water!

2 months ago

Great walk/hike. Nice plentiful parking area, well marked and maintained trails. Wide and flat with a few stairs. Highly recommend.

4 months ago

Good views from the monument, you can see much of the Cape, and even the Massachusetts mainland on a clear day.

We love it!

6 months ago

nice stroll, boats and several small art stands.

6 months ago

nice views from the top of the monument

What an Amazon experience! The trail is amazing. Mostly flat.However, there are a few stairs to climb. The view was amazing. Feeding the birds was hands down our favourite!

We loved it!

We did this today nice rolling hills and views of sand dune shrubs

Taken this trail many times to an isolated beach. Spectacular.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Great way to spend the morning

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

This trail is no longer dog-friendly.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

well worth the walk

Saturday, July 02, 2016

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

Friday, May 13, 2016

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.

on Province Lands Trail

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A nice wooded trail with some interesting vegetation.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What a view. You can see so much of the end of the cape.

nature trips
Saturday, July 26, 2014

The trails at the shores were ok. Well kept and there many places to rent bikes. Our family also visited all the National Seashore beaches and visited a two light houses. I think it was more tailored to tourists than a place to get away. Driving to many places on the seashore we noticed a lot of businesses kind of run down? The reason I think no more than three stars is I was looking deeper into the enviroment. I noticed the destruction of many decades of deforesting that caused huge sand dunes caused by man. Bottom line over rated. Sorry, but this was what my daughter and I had viewed. In no means I believe this is a bad place. I think everyone should get over there and enjoy the outdoors.

on Province Lands Trail

Monday, July 14, 2014

I love the bike trails! You can rent bikes cheap in town and bike away to all the trails and stop at the beautiful beaches. The trail is somewhat easy considering I'm not a biker and I just do it for fun. There are areas of shade and make sure you bring a bottle of water! It's worth it! I def recommend this trail! You can also stop at the tourist info center in the middle of the trail to use the bathroom if that's the case!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A nice mostly level walk through a beech forest with brackish swamp areas (level of water depending on recent rainfall). In many spots, the trail is soft sand, so it can be a nice workout.
At the beginning of the trail is a wood walkway where chickadees have come to expect walkers to bring sunflower seeds - the birds will come to your hand to take the seed.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Climbing the 252 foot monument is a definite leg burner but you will forget all that when you get to the top and take in 360 degree views. If you want to save 30 feet of vertical, instead of using the downtown parking lot, come on up to the pay parking at the base of the monument. The monument sits on a hill so even the base offers some views.

mountain biking
Friday, October 04, 2013

Beautiful! I do not recommend it in the heat if you are hiking or biking. Pick your season. I have hiked it, biked it and rode horseback. Also did a lot of swimming in the warmer months. Cape Cod is a place of charm and beauty, quaint and busy, old and new.

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