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Great Island Trail

Wellfleet, MA
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Our favorite Cape Cod hike

If you really want to experience some of the most pristine and private beaches on Cape Cod then... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Doug K
Perfect Morning Hike

While visiting a friend in Providence we thought we'd take a trip to the Cape, check it out and do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“great hike” (7 reviews)
“high tide” (11 reviews)
“wooded area” (3 reviews)
Wellfleet, MA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you really want to experience some of the most pristine and private beaches on Cape Cod then this hike is for you. Pack a lunch, beach towels and sun screen and hit the trail. Beautiful sites and neat things to see along the winding...More

Thank Doug K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting a friend in Providence we thought we'd take a trip to the Cape, check it out and do some hiking. We prefer easy to moderate hikes, good views with not a lot of people. This trail delivered all of that. The sandy part...More

Thank mimanne731
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk all the way out to Jeremy point on this hike. You go around a marsh up a hill through the woods, around a second marsh a bit more forest then on to the end. Bring plenty of water

Thank mickebradley588
Reviewed 3 June 2017

What a perfect day! We arrived at parking lot around 11;30 or noon- it's a bit confusing to find the actual trail, we circled a bit before figuring out which direction to head. You have to walk down towards marsh,and head to the right to...More

1  Thank hsmamatotwo
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful views of the bay, large sand dunes, and wildlife. Soft sand makes the walk moderate, but others not too hard. Be sure to be mindful of the tides as sections of trails will get flooded.

2  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I love this walk. Give yourself a day and take your time going all the way around. Watch for high tide, though - you might not be able to leave without wet feet! Great wildlife - Monarchs on Goldenrod - lots of crabs! - and...More

Thank AmyNorthCarolina
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We rarely encounter many people on this trail. Perhaps the word has gotten out that it is not for the casual hiker. Sandy trails, no shade, and tidal transformations can take their toll, so follow the advice of some of the other reviewers and plan...More

1  Thank Two-Baby-Boomers
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is at least a seven mile walk if you do the entire loop. It's loose sand on the ocean side which is difficult walking. On the "gut" side it was harder land but depending on the tide it could be wet. there was a...More

Thank fishingchic
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I love the National Seashire hikes. I have never been able to complete this trail. I first tried in my twenties. I was an advid hiker walking three hours a day & I still had trouble. I'm a year rounder so I have many opportunities....More

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The trail is mostly level, but many stretches have deep, loose sand that makes walking very difficult. The area is scenic and very lovely. If you are energetic, please enjoy.

Thank Traveljunkie26
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16 June 2016|
Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Dear JW: Good question! The National Park Service offers a couple of guide documents and maps online. Do a Web search for "National Park Service" plus "Great Island" plus "filetype:pdf". The complete trail is a loop that... More