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RYDER BEACH, TRURO

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Description: Hike Cape Cod beach to Truro Moors onto woodland & Cape Cod railway trails.

Place to Meet:  Meet at Ryder Beach parking lot, Truro

Driving/Parking Directions:   Exit route 6 at Prince Valley Rd. Right at Old County Rd & left at Ryder Beach Road to end.

Parking Issues- Resident permit may be required during the summer months


Start: (note: underlined words have links to pictures)

  • Turn right onto sand path to bay beach from SOUTH end of parking lot 

  • Walk SOUTH, turning LEFT (inland) up & over first small break in dunes past homes and before very high dunes

  • Continue into trees coming out to sand road heading EAST

  • Turn RIGHT, go ~50 yards near ‘Hatch’ sign Turn LEFT onto small path into woods

  • At immediate fork, turn RIGHT up main path 

  • Take LEFT fork at top of hill and LEFT again at next fork

  • The third LEFT fork leads directly to the Lombard cemetery 

  • Leave cemetery heading SOUTH, turning LEFT at first 3-way fork

  • At the main trail, make a sharp LEFT turn to the NORTH out to the Truro Moors (and beautiful vistas),

  • Go past first small path to RIGHT.

  • Continue NORTH on path take second RIGHT down moors to the CC railroad bed

  • Turn RIGHT on old railroad bed and RIGHT again onto Old County Road

  • RIGHT onto Bound Brook Road and LEFT onto path to Atwood/Higgins house

  • Return to Bound Brook Rd, turn LEFT and then RIGHT behind split rail fence

  • Take second LEFT fork up to moors again (you were here before)

  • Make a LEFT at top of hill & follow SOUTH to sand road

  • RIGHT onto sand road and RIGHT again at the Hatch house sign (~70 yards from where sand road forks before beach).

  • Take an immediate LEFT down path, pass house on RIGHT, pass sand mound and enter high brush area(long pants recommended here).  Continue all the way to Ryder Beach parking lot.

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#03 - Revised 9/20/14