I love the Alltrails App for hiking whether it be here on Cape Cod or out in one of the national parks. There are so many different trails that are already on the app or you can make your own. It’s so easy. (Click on blog link for other photos.)
At first glance you can see the trail length, difficulty, elevation gain and average time. You can even preview the trail which takes you on the actual trail.
This was one trail that we made at Nickerson State Park in Brewster. AllTrails also has a feature that dings if you make a wrong turn.
Have you ever used the AllTrails App? It is so much fun to plan your own hike or use one of theirs.
I was up in Boston last weekend when Phil texted me that he was going to go for a hike. With the AllTrails App, he sent me his route around Cliff Pond. I could log on at anytime and see exactly where he was, which you can see on the map. The app would also send me periodic texts of where he was or he could send me a text of where he was on the route.
What a great feature, called Lifeline, especially when hiking alone. Even if you never need it, it’s always safe and fun to see where someone is hiking!
We downloaded one of the hikes at Nickerson State Park and started out the other day. We were only into the hike a couple of minutes when we heard a beep on the phone app. There was an alert that we had gone “off-route.”
What a wonderful addition to the AllTrails app. You can leave it in your pocket but if you go off your intended route, it will beep and let you know so you don’t go way out of the way. So nice…
Pamet Trail is one of our favorite hikes in the Truro area on Cape Cod. There is so much diversity from scrubby bushes and trees to pine forests to sand dunes overlooking the ocean to cranberry bogs. (There are additional photos and a map at the end of the blog.)
There is a bit of an elevation gain, as you can see by the map, which is pretty cool here on Cape Cod and the views throughout the entire hike are just amazing!
One of our favorite hikes in this area is at Wiley Park. It is so close to home , easily accessible and always a new adventure. A photograph of the entire hike is at the end of the blog.
You can park your car on Herringbrook Road and hike a nice 1.9 mile loop through the woods, along the shores of Great Pond and over the bridge to its attached kettle pond. It is really pretty any time of the year. There are many little off-shoot trails so you can lengthen or shorten your hike as you like.
It is a very easy hike and fun for the whole family!