10/21/2007 4:44:11 PM
We rode the trail in October 2007, riding the 4.4 miles from west to east, adding miles on routes 63 & 188, and then rejoining the trail for a return to our car.
It is indeed hilly terrain for a trail, averaging 2-4% grade (as per my inclinometer), with many sections at 6-7%, and at least 2 spots of 9-10% grade. However, its beauty will make even non-climbers love the experience, especially if visited in autumn when the leaves have turned and the scenery is that of many vivid colors.
The nicest railtrail we have ridden so far, and well-maintained too!
October 20, 2007
5/9/2004 12:00:00 AM
"Good job! The trail was well marked, and we appreciated the white circles around holes and on bumpy sections where tree roots raised the asphalt. As members of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, we were proud to be there and to spread the word to others!
Note: The ONLY spot that could use a sign pointing back to the trail is from West Street, having just crossed Route 6. (trail IV, Orleans to Nickerson Park). Otherwise, there is no way one could miss a turn! Thank you!
**NOTE FROM RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY** Rails-to-Trails Conservancy does not own or manage the rail-trails that are open to public use in the United States. For more information on our role helping to facilitate the development of rail-trails across the country, please see www.railtrails.org/whatwedo. The Cape Cod Rail Trail is managed by the Massachusetts Division of State Parks and Recreation via Nickerson State Park. They can be reached at 508-896-3491."