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Biking / Hiking

Cape Cod Hiking Trails

  • Ashumet Holly Audubon Sanctuary: The sanctuary’s more than 100 acres of woodlands for a refreshing change of scenery from the beaches of Cape Cod.In East Falmouth, known for its 65 varieties of holly trees. Information
  • Long Pasture Audubon Sanctuary: Ponds, vernal pools, buttonbush swamp, salt marsh, and other habitats make this 110-acre sanctuary a haven for many species of wildlife in Cummaquid. Information
  • Skunknett River Audubon Sanctuary: Explore the sanctuary’s more than 100 acres of woodlands for a refreshing change of scenery from the beaches of Cape Cod in Barnstable. Information
  • Wellfleet Audubon Sanctuary: Wildlife trail off Route 6 in South Wellfleet wends through the 1,100 acres of salt marsh, sandy beach, pine woodland, freshwater pond, and rare heathland. Information | Trails
  • Town of Barnstable trails: Barnstable, the Cape's largest town and located in the Mid-Cape area, has a number of conservation trails. Trail maps and guides
  • Cape Cod Canal: The flat paved service roads on each side of the Cape Cod Canal are each 7 miles long, with views of the canal and the canal bridges and are ideal for biking and walking. Details with historical sites | Trail Map
  • Cape Cod National Seashore: The federally designated Seashore on the Outer Cape offers 11 self-guided hiking trails. Hiking trails map, information
  • Cape Cod Pathways: The pathways project is a Cape-wide network of walking trails and offers a directory of Cape Cod walking trails. Information
  • Cape Cod Rail Trail: The 26-mile paved trail begins in South Dennis and follows an old railroad bed to Wellfleet. Cape Cod Rail Trail details | Cape Cod Rail Trail map
  • Nickerson State Park: This popular Brewster state park has an extensive network of bicycle trails, with many steep hills and winding paths. Bike trail map | Park details
  • Shining Sea Bikeway: Now extends 10.7 miles from County Road in North Falmouth to the Steamship Authority parking lot in Woods Hole (bike racks available). The spectacular views offered from the freshly minted 7-mile section section of the Shining Sea Bikeway are right out of the Katharine Lee Bates song — "America the Beautiful" — from which the path gets its name. The trail offers views of Martha's Vineyard and Little Harbor. Bikeway trail map  Video: www.capecodonline.com/capecast. Photo gallery: www.capecodonline.com/media.

 

Cape Cod Biking Trails

  • Cape Cod Rail Trail: 22 miles, Dennis to Wellfleet; follows Old Colony Railroad route from Route 134 in South Dennis through Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and into Wellfleet; relatively flat, sheltered from wind; often crosses main roads; access points and parking areas include Route 134 trailhead, Headwaters Drive near Route 124 in Harwich, Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham and Lecount Hollow Road trailhead in South Wellfleet.Cape Cod Rail Trail details | Cape Cod Rail Trail map
  • Cape Cod Canal: The flat paved service roads on each side of the Cape Cod Canal are each 7 miles long, with views of the canal and the canal bridges. Trail details with historical sites | Trail Map
  • Nickerson State Park: This popular Brewster state park has an extensive network of bicycle trails, with many steep hills and winding paths. Bike trail map | Details about Nickerson State Park
  • Shining Sea Bikeway: Now extends 10.7 miles from County Road in North Falmouth to the Steamship Authority parking lot in Woods Hole (bike racks available). The spectacular views offered from the freshly minted 7-mile section section of the Shining Sea Bikeway are right out of the Katharine Lee Bates song — "America the Beautiful" — from which the path gets its name. The trail offers views of Martha's Vineyard and Little Harbor. Map of Shining Sea Bikeway Video: www.capecodonline.com/capecast. Photo gallery: www.capecodonline.com/media.
  • Cape Cod National Seashore: The federally designated Seashore, a vast swath of land on the Outer Cape, has three main paved bike trails, including one at the Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro and the 5.45-mile Province Lands Trail in Provincetown. National Seashore biking trails map
  • Town of Barnstable trails: Barnstable, the Cape's largest town and located in the Mid-Cape area, has a number of conservation trails throughout the town. Trail maps and guides