The Best Trails to Hike or Ride a Bike in Provincetown

Get some fresh air on the paved trails of the Province Lands or off-road through the natural wooded paths of Beech Forest, Shank Painter Pond, Whistle Path Woods & more.

Hiking and biking is a favorite activity of many visitors to Provincetown and the Cape Cod National Seashore thanks to the huge array of trails throughout the community. The natural world around Provincetown offers outdoor adventures for all ages & physical capabilities.


Biking the National Seashore

Image courtesy of the National Park Service

Within the National Seashore, bike racks are provided at the seashore’s public facilities. There are three bike trails in the seashore: Nauset in Eastham, Head of the Meadow in Truro, and Province Lands in Provincetown. In addition, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, maintained by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, runs 26 miles between the towns of Dennis and Wellfleet.

Bikes are allowed on the three designated national seashore bike trails, on paved roads and parking areas, and on unpaved roadways (fire roads). Bicycles are not permitted on hiking trails or on beaches.

Learn more and plan your bike visit now to the Cape Cod National Seashore; or explore their hiking trails online.

Hiking Trails & The Provincetown Conservation Trust

Provincetown features a great deal of open space lands, which are managed and maintained by the Provincetown Conservation Trust. These include popular sites like Fox Run, Nicky’s Park, Shank Painter Pond, Whistle Path Woods.

Learn more about them on the Trust’s website.