Cape Cod Rail Trail


3488 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631
Dogs Allowed

Details of Cape Cod Rail Trail

Overview of Cape Cod Rail Trail

Ride, walk or run through 6 Cape Cod towns as you follow the Cape Cod Rail Trail. There’s plenty to see along the 22-mile trail and state and national parks to visit as you please.

Hours for Cape Cod Rail Trail

Sunrise to sunset

Due to late winter storm events that caused extensive tree damage throughout the park, some trails may have debris and/or trees down. Currently, the agency is in the process of clearing the debris. Visitors are advised to use caution on all trails.

Parking at Cape Cod Rail Trail

Parking at Nickerson State Park charged Memorial Day through October 31

MA resident  $5

Non-MA resident  $10

Free parking for trail users is available at:

  • Trailhead at Route 134 in South Dennis
  • Headwaters Drive in Harwich
  • Route 137 in Brewster
  • Orleans Center
  • Cape Cod National Seashore at the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham (1/2 mile from the Locust Road intersection with the trail)
  • National Seashore at Marconi Area
  • Trailhead at LeCount Hollow Road in South Wellfleet

Activities at Cape Cod Rail Trail

Three boys biking along a paves bike path.


Enjoy scenic views along the 22 mile paved trail.

Facilities at Cape Cod Rail Trail

  • Bike rentals
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic viewing area

Services at Cape Cod Rail Trail

  • Biking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking & walking
  • Horseback riding
  • Inline skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Running

Accessibility at Cape Cod Rail Trail

  • Accessible bike paths
    • Available hand-cycles 

Restrictions at Cape Cod Rail Trail

  • No alcohol
  • No littering

More info for Cape Cod Rail Trail

Trail etiquette

  • Be courteous of other path users.
  • Keep right unless passing.
  • Stop at all stop signs.
  • Trail is open dawn to dusk. If you have appropriate lights, ride at your on risk.
  • Give a clear and audible signal before passing and pass only when it's safe to.
  • Travel at a reasonable speed.
  • Wear protective headgear. This is required by law for children 16 years and younger, but recommended for all.
  • Respect private property next to the trail. 
  • Carry in, carry out all trash and belongings.


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