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Cape Cod Rail Trail

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This bike path runs 25 miles, from Dennis to Wellfleet.

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Pleasant vistas, relaxing ride along ponds, herring runs, cranberry bogs. You can't beat the price. Both parking and the trail are FREE!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John N
SouthDennis Ma.

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SouthDennis Ma.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant vistas, relaxing ride along ponds, herring runs, cranberry bogs. You can't beat the price. Both parking and the trail are FREE!

Thank John N
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I have not ridden for many years but went from Brewster to Dennis one day and Brewster to Wellfleet the next. The trail is safe, very well maintained and goes through some super scenery. In October it is relatively quiet but could be manic during the middle of summer. The Dennis end is a but boring but the Wellfleet end... More 

Thank Jeremy B
Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a very nice trail to take with young'uns, because of no car danger, but it is ho hum. The actual roads in the Wellfleet/Truro area are so pretty, especially if you can ride along the ocean or the harbor or the marshes, there is no need to ride on this trail unless you have kids or other considerations... More 

Thank Hikingrrrl
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

As someone who doesn't get on a bike this was perfect for me...we did 27.5 miles and there were lovely trees, it would just have been nice to know we were on cape cod...there may be harder tracks closer to the beach and we didn't make it all the way up to the extra top bit which may have had... More 

Thank MrsBaum
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was once a railroad that was paved and turned into a walking/biking trail. Surrounded by natural trees and vegetation and views of the water along the way. Absolutely loved it.

1 Thank Laurianne T
Portland, Maine
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best parts of the cape. Many plan their whole visit around the trail for the lovely scenery and the relaxing opportunity to avoid cape traffic that seems to grow worse each summer. It is easily- accessed from many locations and connects with other, local trails. Bike rentals are located near access points or you can... More 

3 Thank mary c
Redcar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We biked 22 miles of this trail, it's just about all flat, the town names are on the Tarmac as you are peddling every 1 5th of a mile or something like that anyway, plenty of places to stop to eat and drink, so no need to carry your own, you can do as much or as little as you... More 

5 Thank misterwilson93
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great family activity. Brings you right to the ocean with wonderful views. Tons of fun bike riding. Also able to walk or hike if you wish.

2 Thank pandemonium93
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a nice rail trail converted to a walking/bicycling trail. We did a few miles of it in Eastham. It is pleasant and flat. Not too scenic but at least you can get some shade.

Thank doctorgary
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We've done every piece of this over the years, it's one of our favorites. Love adding the detour to Marconi Beach at Wellfleet end and add a plunge if water's warm enough (or we're hot enough)! Did all 62 miles once with Chatham leg added. Different, a little rough, but we worked up to it!

Thank Dadmanly

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