A favorite activity for Cape Cod visitors when they tire of the beach it bike riding. The Cape has numerous bike trails for all levels of ability, from trails that are suitable for novice bikers and families to challenging off-road mountain biking trails. Following you will find lists of the paved and unpaved bike trails on Cape Cod.
Cape Cod Paved Bike Trails
- Cape Cod Canal Bikeways – There is a bike trail (PDF) on each side of the Cape Cod Canal. Each is approximately 7 miles in length. Both are excellent trails for beginners, casual bikers, and families.
- Cape Cod National Seashore – There are three paved bike trails (PDF) in the Cape Cod National Seashore: the 1.6 mile Nauset trail, the 2 mile Head of the Meadow Trail, and the 5.45 mile long Province Lands Trail with spurs with an additional 1.1, 0.5, and 0.25 miles of trails.
- Cape Cod Rail Trail – The 22 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail runs through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet.
- Falmouth Shining Sea Bikeway – The Shining Sea Bikeway (PDF) is a 10.7 mile bike trail that runs from Woods Hole to North Falmouth along the shore of Buzzards Bay. This trail (PDF) is suitable for inexperienced riders and children.
- Harwich-Chatham Bike Path – The Harwich-Chatham Bike Path branches off of the Cape Cod Rail Trail and is paved all the way to Chatham Center.
- Nickerson State Park – Nickerson State Park (PDF) has bike trails through the campground areas as well as several loops through the woods.
Cape Cod Unpaved / Off-Road Bike Trails
- Bridge Creek Conservation Area (PDF), Barnstable
- Hathaways Pond Conservation Area (PDF), Barnstable
- Old Jail Lane Conservation Area (PDF), Barnstable
- Otis Atwood Conservation Area (PDF), Barnstable – 1.5 mile loop trail
- West Barnstable Conservation Area (PDF)
- Hyannis Ponds Conservation Area – Willow Street Network, Yarmouth/Hyannis line