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Cape Cod Bike Trail

Average Rating:    (4.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

This is a paved bike path with jumps all along the sides, and multiple singletracks leading off the path. Also, there is a route to nickerson off the path (it leads to the nickerson entrance -- there's a sign which says NICKERSON STATE PARK). That's also a great ride.
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Latitude
41.690123443841955
Longitude
-70.1520824432373
Trail Directions
Just ask for directions as it runs throughout the whole cape.
Trail Length
Probably 20-50 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Paved Path
City/County
Cape COd
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 18, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: insanitylevel9 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
its like a bike highway i ride it to get to work every day and there are tuns of places to get off and sort of mtb i use it to get every were its also empty after like 5 at night or before six in the morning if you want a peace full ride it is extremely well maintained no bumps what so ever for you road bikers out there

Recommended Route:
just ride the hole thing its only 26 miles that's how far i ride when ever i ride so its not bad

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ride in nickerson just don't spot or you will get yelled at for going on trails your not supposed to ride on



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Review Date
August 19, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Tom L ,  Cross Country Rider , from Fall River, MA

Summary:
I'll second a comment from one of the previous reviewers, "long, fast ride"! I just started riding seriously a bit over a year ago; my bike is a Cannondale "Easy Rider" recumbent, which is ideal for this trail. Exit 9 (RT 134A south) is the easiest access if you're coming up RT. 6 from the canal area; the parking lot is 1/2 mile off the exit ramp, on your left, after you pass a couple of gas stations. There is a bike shop right next to the trail head parking lot, if you need parts or rentals, a second one about 1.25 miles down the trail. If you're already out on the Cape between Provincetown & Wellfleet, you can pick up the trail on the northern end in Welfleet, parking lot is 1/2 mile North of the entrance to the Marconi Station area, behind the Wellfleet General store, just off Rt.6. Trail varies in smoothness due to when different sections were built; for the most part, very smooth, but be prepared for occaisional small potholes (outlined with white paint), & heaves due to tree roots undergrowing & lifting the asphalt in a few spots. Good trail to take families or inexperienced bike riders on, being a former railroad roadbed, grades are gentle for the most part. Can be busy towards the ends on peak days; watch for families with small children with doing unpredictable things! (The kids thin out rapidly after the first couple of miles, though). Frequent road crossings in the first few miles; 3 miles from the western (Dennis) end, you'll come across a bike rotary(!) with one branch going towards Chatham for 3.5 miles. The Chatham branch is not fully completed yet, pavement ends abruptly at the abandoned rail grade, very sandy, even a MTB may have trouble beyond that point. Paving is supposed to eventually extend all the way to Chatham. The second exit off the rotary heads you northeast towards Orleans & Wellfleet. Theres a nice pond to take a dip in about 6 miles from the start point. Between Brewster & Orleans there are some long straight stretches where you can really crank up some speed if you're so inclined. Several culvert underpasses & bike bridges take you over or under some of the busier road crossings, the trail crosses RT.6 at least 3 times this way. Numerous good eateries & ice cream shops all the way along the trail, as well as porta-potties & outhouses. Excellent ride!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Falmouth Shining Sea Bike Path
Cape Cod Canal Paths



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Review Date
October 11, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Yani365 , from Rockland, NY

Summary:
The best way to get there from the canal is Route 6 to exit 9 (which is about 1/2 hour from the canal) route 134. At end of ramp turn right. Apx 1/2 mile on the left is the trail head. Cape Cod Rail Trail. And that is what it is. A rail bed which has been paved over. Total length is listed as 19 miles head to end. Flat sections run for miles. Short ups and downs. Some road riding needed to connect. Many amenities adjacent to the path from the start to the finish. The views are wonderful as well and include cranberry bogs, swamps, etc. Nikerson State park is also accessable from the path and offers some great views from the National Seashore. Access is all along the route so you can pick and choose sections. Easy ride, but fast and long. I gave it 5 stars for being the best of its type that I have seen. In my opinion the agragate is too course for rollerblading.

Recommended Route:
One long fast ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trail of Tears.



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Review Date
March 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Lee , from Quincy

Summary:
This is an old rail road bed that they paved over so people can bike/roller blade/walk on. It's a nice trail, some place you can bring your girl friend or family to on a nice Saturday to get outside. It does cross over some major roads every now and then, so just be careful when you get to them. There are a couple bike shops along the route, should you need to fix anything, and at least 1 ice cream parlor, too. It's not a off road, mountain biking type of ride, but it's good fun for the whole family! :-)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For serious off road riding, Otis or Trail of Tears.



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