While Cape Cod may not have towering mountain peaks or sprawling dense forests, it does offer a wide variety of hiking trails that can be enjoyed by all. With so many things to do in Cape Cod make sure to explore the many hiking and walking trails by using our guide to the best easy Cape Cod hiking trails.
Your Guide to the Top 5 Easy Cape Cod Hiking Trails
Callery-Darling Conservation Area
Take a swing out over some of Cape Cod’s most beautiful landscape with the wooden swing at the end of this trail. The Callery-Darling Conservation Area, located in Yarmouth Port, is home to a diverse ecological system, which can be seen in the variety of vegetation with the combination of both salt and freshwater plant and animal life. Hikers will come across marshes and bogs that house many birds, mammal, and reptile habitats.
The highlight of the area is the 800 ft. Bass Hole Boardwalk that stretches out across small creeks and contains an active osprey nest. End your hike with a walk out on the boardwalk at sunset for a picturesque Cape Cod evening.
Trail distance: 2.4 miles
Sandy Neck Nature Trail
While on the longer side, the Sandy Neck Nature Trail, located in West Barnstable, offers stunning beach views, colorful wildflowers, and various wildlife. Take your time and take a dip in the ocean, admire 4,700 acres of marshes and dunes, and admire the dynamic landscape that lays before you.
Trail distance: 7.5 miles
Lowell Holly Reservation
Stroll along old carriage roads and dirt footpaths that line the shores of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds. Wade in the shallow sandy shores to cool off in the hot summer months. Admire the scenery at either pond’s peninsular knolls, offering expansive vantage points complete with spectacular views over the ponds.
Trail distance: 4 miles
Seymour Pond Trails
Located in Brewster, MA in the Punkhorn Parklands, the Seymour Pond Trail system is the heart of the town’s green space. Hikers will pass through diverse habitats such as abandoned cranberry bogs, red maple swamps, and pine and oak forests that provide cooling shade in the hot summer months. The trail ends at Seymour Lake, where on-lookers can gain breathtaking views from the high bluffs overlooking the lake.
Trail distance: 3-mile loop
Nickerson State Park
Nickerson State Park is located about 30 minutes outside of Hyannis and offers multiple easy Cape Cod hiking trails. Some, to name a few, include Cape Cod Rail Trail, Cliff Pond Trail, and Little Cliff Pond Trail. Download their trail map here for detailed information.
Trail distance: varies
Stay in the hear of Cape Cod at the Hyannis Holiday Motel
With a convenient location to various outdoor activities in Cape Cod, Hyannis Holiday Motel offers the best lodging options for a budget-friendly Cape Cod vacation. Enjoy views of the harbor from our Harbor View King Room or if you are looking for premium convenience book our Standard Double Room at a price that won’t break the bank.
So, get out there and enjoy these easy Cape Cod hiking trails knowing you have a comfortable room at the Hyannis Holiday Motel to come home to.