Pilgrim Spring Trail

Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts

Elevation Gain213ft
Trailhead Elevation66ft
Elevation Min/Max8/67ft
Elevation Start/End66/66ft

Pilgrim Spring Trail

Pilgrim Spring Trail is a hiking trail in Truro, Massachusetts. It is within Cape Cod National Seashore. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 66 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 213 feet. Along the trail there is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Old Kings Trail.

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Discover Cape Cod (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Michael O'Connor
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"This modest National Park Service recreation area on Route 6 is popular— especially with history buffs—because it was the supposed place where a party from the Mayflower, just-arrived in Provincetown Harbor and desperate for fresh water, found a spring that saved them. The “site,” located near a present-day spring where the Pilgrim Spring Trail descends to meet the Head of the Meadow Bike Path, is marked by a plaque, but its historical veracity is in doubt, and the story is now considered apocryphal."
Best Easy Day Hikes: Cape Cod (Falcon Guides)
Cheryl Johnson Huban and Pamela VanDrimlen
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"Pilgrim Spring and Small’s Swamp are two trails that wind around and above a kettle swamp and marsh formed when a buildup of sand closed off the ocean in 1869. The trails together form a figure 8. An interpretive shelter provides information, and the trai"

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Cape Cod National Seashore
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