Hiking Trails

Log stairs rise up next to a split rail fence and a large tree.

In addition to miles of beaches that provide a wonderful walking environment, there are 11 walking trails at the seashore that are open year-round.


Play It Safe!

We want you to have both a safe and enjoyable experience walking the trails at Cape Cod. Make sure to follow these important safety tips!

Trail Safety

Eastham and Wellfleet Trails

  • A bee flies up to a bright flower on a hill.
    Fort Hill

    Love nature? The perfect place to look for birds, or just enjoy the view!

  • A boardwalk extends through low bushes into woods.
    Red Maple Swamp

    Bright colors and a unique experience on the cape.

  • A brown sign directs people down some log stairs to a path beside a pond.
    Nauset Marsh

    Amazing vistas overlook Nauset Marsh, and beautiful views of the Salt Pond.

  • A trail with a rope railing extends through a forested area. A sign is placed in front of a tree.

    Explore nature on this short trail with improvements for sight impaired visitors.

  • A picnic bench and barbecue grill sit in front of an open-sided wooden shelter

    A great place for a picnic lunch and a short stroll!

  • A board walk extends straight out into a light colored wooded area.
    Atlantic White Cedar Swamp

    Pass through a stunted oak and pine forest to stroll through a the picturesque Atlantic White Cedar Swamp.

  • A beach stretches out from an overlook with pine trees.
    Great Island

    Over 8 miles of trails with woods, marshes and beaches.


Truro and Provincetown Trails

  • A brilliant sunrise from a vista looking down on a beach.
    Pamet Area Trails

    Take in a sunrise from Bearberry Hill, stroll on the beach, or learn about a historic cranberry bog.

  • A dirt trail extends into a forest.
    Small's Swamp

    An easy trail through land that was once used for farming.

  • A yellow and black inseft sits on a blue flower.
    Pilgrim Spring

    The location where the Pilgrims first tasted the water of the new world.

  • Lilies float on the dark surface of a pond.
    Beech Forest

    Beautiful forests and serene ponds greet you with birdsong.


Bicycle Trails

Looking to go by bike? We have trails designed with you in mind!

Cape Cod Bike Trails

Last updated: October 28, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667


To contact NPS Law Enforcement or report an incident, please call the 24-hour dispatch: 617-242-5659. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

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