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2019 Fall Gathering Hike West Barnstable Conservation Area

Date and Time

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:15AM - 12:30PM

Location

West Barnstable, MA,
Massachusetts, Cape Cod,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

This activity is part of the 2019 AMC Fall Gathering and is open to registered participants of that event-if you wish to participate in this activity, please register for the Fall Gathering at www.outdoors.org/fallgathering.This is one of the few trail systems on Cape /cod that may actually deserve the name "hike," both because of the rolling nature of the terrain and the steepness of individual sections of trail. So a spirit of adventure is in order, along with sturdy boots. Visitors are rewarded with a trek through a magnificent pine and hardwood forest, which may whet the appetite for further explorations of this 1,114-acre conservation area crisscrossed by many miles of trails. We will hike to Walker's Point, a wooden deck built by NEMBA (New England Mountain Bike Association) to memorialize a friend. Then we will continue to a trail I call whoop de dooes to Dube Rock. From there we will wind through the woods on the Trail of Tears to Scott Rock YA trail. Then after a series of ups and downs we connect to the Beech Tree trail, hopefully the Beech Trees will be in full color, gold. We will then continue to the highest point in Barnstable for a wonderful view to the west. If it is a very clear day we may see Martha's Vineyard. The hike is a little over 5 miles but will feel like more. The pace is 2 to 2.5 miles per hour but will be adjusted for the group. Good supportive footwear a must, hiking poles helpful, water for hydration and a snack are recommended. Ticks and poison ivy will be present throughout hike. This activity is part of the 2019 AMC Fall Gathering and is open to registered participants of that event-if you wish to participate in this activity, please register for the Fall Gathering at www.outdoors.org/fallgathering.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

AMC Fall Gathering Website

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Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderate wooded trails with some steep climbs

Audience

Adults (18+)


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