10.2 miles
Distance
794 ft
Climb
-853 ft
Descent
157 ft
High Point

The Falmouth Moraine Trail, a part of the Cape Cod Pathways system, is one of the most well-renowned mountain biking destinations in New England. This approximately 11-mile trail winds through the ancient glacial moraine left behind by glaciers more than 10,000 years ago. The trail provides a little bit of everything for users, deep valleys, forested hilltops, a pond, and views of nearby Massachusetts Route 28 and Buzzards Bay. The trail is marked with white blazes and is easily navigable. In addition, the trail is split into 3 segments. The north segment stretches from the northern terminus at Massachusetts Route 151 to Thomas B Landers Road. The north segment primarily parallels Massachusetts Route 28 through a wildlife corridor. Users can catch glimpses of Buzzards Bay on a clear day from the hilltops. The middle segment starts at Thomas B Landers Road and stretches south to Brick Kiln Road. This segment passes by small kettle ponds and over small rises and runs adjacent to Falmouth Technology Park. The final, southern segment forms a lollipop loop around Long Pond, connecting Brick Kiln Road with Gate 8 Parking. The southern segment is the most scenic of the 3 segments, circling the shores of Long Pond, a kettle hole formed at the very edge of the glacial moraine. As such, the north side of the pond is much hillier than the south side. The Moraine Trail ends just minutes from Falmouth Center, and even provides the opportunity to make a side trip to the Shining Sea Bikeway, a rail trail and bikeway that will soon extend north to the Cape Cod Canal; it currently ends at County Road. In the opposite direction, Moraine Trail users can follow the bikeway down to the ocean at Surf Drive Beach, a visit that is well worth the walk/ride. Beebe Woods is nearby, offering more trails to hike or ride.

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Cape Cod Pathways Falmouth Moraine Trail is a 10 mile moderately popular expert route located near Falmouth Massachusetts. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 794 ft with a max elevation of 157 ft then descends -853 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
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  • AKA
    CC Pathways, Moraine Trail
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Cape Cod Pathways Falmouth Moraine Trail mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 17 min
  • Altitude change
    -61 ft
  • Altitude min
    14 ft
  • Altitude start
    93 ft
  • Altitude end
    33 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -22.8%
  • Grade min
    34.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Yawgoog camp 9 The exit trail
Yawgoog camp 9 The exit trail
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Jan 8, 2012
The exit trail on the way out and I left in much better physical shape than when I used to practice here, get broken and just about crawl...

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