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varied terrain and nice trails

Great trail and beach to experience the bay side of the Cape. We walked through dunes, then over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy2005
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Brookline, Massachusetts
A great trail and beaches to walk

This was a very enjoyable walk of about 10km around the island. You walk on beaches and through... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
andyhum
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Mountain Creek, Australia
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“great hike” (7 reviews)
“high tide” (11 reviews)
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Wellfleet, MA
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"great hike"
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"bring plenty of water"
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"cape cod bay"
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"soft sand"
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"be mindful"
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"sun screen"
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"pack a lunch"
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"heading north"
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"counterclockwise direction"
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"beach walk"
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"beautiful walk"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trail and beach to experience the bay side of the Cape. We walked through dunes, then over them, along salt marshes, through the forest and along the beach. Beautiful and cooler day. Be careful of the tides as/if you plan to go to Jeremy...More

3  Thank Nancy2005
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This was a very enjoyable walk of about 10km around the island. You walk on beaches and through different types of woods and there are a few small hilly sections but most is level.

Thank andyhum
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We loved walking this trail. We go all the time, all year long...we are true lovers of Cape Cod...special walk...

1  Thank Madeline S
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

If you expect the same staggering beauty as the Elk Herd Trail in Point Reyes National Seashore, you're going to be disappointed. However, Great Island Trail is definitely worth the hike to enjoy a much subtler landscape.. Don't just focus on the views and beaches...More

Thank Allen M
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

A humid but cloudy day but this walk is spectacular. It took us just over 2 hours to complete the loop to Jeremy 's Point. Easy to follow trail, lots of wildlife and gorgeous views.

Thank laneangell
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were staying in Wellfleet for a week and excited to tackle the longest trail in the National Seashore. We visited on a morning at low tide, which I highly recommend - the bay side beaches are wide and you can walk on packed sand,...More

2  Thank ZamiaV
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

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

3  Thank Doug K
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 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

1  Thank mimanne731
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

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
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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

4  Thank hsmamatotwo
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Cassandra C
8 October 2017|
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Response from stan l |
Yes, leased.
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J W
16 June 2016|
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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
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