Cape Cod Rail Trail


3488 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631
Dogs Allowed



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.


Sunrise to sunset


Parking at Nickerson State Park:

MA residents


Non-MA residents $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



Three boys biking along a paves bike path.


Enjoy scenic views along the 22 mile paved trail.


  • Bike rentals
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic viewing area


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


  • Accessible bike paths
    • Available hand-cycles 


  • No alcohol
  • No littering

More info

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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