Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Distance7.0mi
Elevation Gain255ft
Trailhead Elevation14ft
Top28ft
Elevation Min/Max6/28ft
Elevation Start/End14/14ft

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway is a hiking and biking trail in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It is within Cape Cod Canal Access. It is 7.0 miles long and begins at 14 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 255 feet. Near the trailhead there are bicycle parkings. Herring Run Recreational Area and another picnic site, the Herring Run attraction, and the Herring Run Information nature can be seen along the trail. There are also benches, information maps, and a wetland along the trail.

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Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands (Falcon Guides)
Dr. Gregory Wright
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"A flat, often windy, scenic, and smooth paved path that hugs the curves of the Cape Cod Canal, gateway to the Cape Cod peninsula. A favorite spot for fishermen where you can watch ships from around the world pass through, and see travelers overhead on the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges."
Scenic Routes & Byways New England (Falcon Guides)
Stewart M. Green
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"A 63-mile scenic route along the historic south shore of Cape Cod Bay and up the Outer Beach along the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Cod National Seashore to Provincetown at the Cape’s northern tip."

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway Trip Reports

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8/20/2000
This is a great trail for all ages. You see people of every age out walking, jogging, bicycling, and roller blading. You don't have to wald the whole thing but can park your car and walk a while then double back. The rest rooms and food stand is great--especially while my husband is fishing! We really enjoy just spending the day fishing, walking, and picnicing in a nearby grassy area! Very enjoyable!
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Trail Information

Barnstable County
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Arrow Street Atlas: Cape Cod including Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket, p. 76
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