Hiking and Trail Safety

There are miles and miles of trails to walk, run, or hike at Cape Cod National Seashore. Whether you are going for a stroll on a paved trail near a visitor center, or exploring a trail on an unimproved surface proper preparation and equipment can ensure you have a fun and safe experience.

  • Get a trail guide, you can download trail guides from this website, or stop by a visitor center to get a trail guide. There are also trail guides available at most trail heads.
  • Check the weather forecast before you go out. Weather can change quickly.
  • Wear proper footwear that is comfortable and durable.
  • Please tell somebody your hiking plans. If hiking in a group designate a meeting location if you get separated.
  • Bring water and food.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • On paved trails, keep to the right, be aware of bicyclists who are using the trail as well.
  • Wear insect repellent and sunscreen.
  • Consider wearing long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, this helps protect you from both the sun and insects.


Find Your Trail

Check out all of the trails there are to explore at Cape Cod National Seashore!

Cape Cod Guide to Trails

Last updated: September 6, 2016

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