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Eastham Hiking Club

Eastham Hiking Club was founded in 1977 by John Sullivan and in 1983 was lead by Hortense Kelly.  During the ensuing years, Hortense developed and led many hikes on the Outer Cape.  In 2006 Hortense retired from active leadership and Don Heyer took over the reins of EHC.  Don enhanced the number of hikes and lead groups of 50 or more every Wednesday from 9 am to 11 am except in the summer months of June, July and August.  These months were skipped in part due to parking restrictions in many of the parking areas for the start of the hike.  The group is now led by co-leaders, Don Light, Bob Rabenold, Mark McGrath and Chuck Thompson.  Click here for photos of the EHC leaders. 

EHC Hikers, Welcome to the Eastham Hiking Club for the 2019-2020 hiking season.

Eastham Hiking Club Information: We are an informal group led by volunteer leaders that is free and open to anyone.   No joining, no signup, just show up.  We hike every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. from the Wed. after Labor Day until the Wed. before Memorial Day.  We do vigorous hikes in the woods, dunes and beaches of our wonderful Cape Cod.  We hike from Yarmouth to Provincetown with most of the hikes in the area from Wellfleet to Provincetown.  Most hikes are about 5 miles and 2 hours with some extending to 2½ hours.   Our usual hikes have from 30 to 55 hikers.

Participation: These hikes involve risks that can cause serious injury and require a high level of physical fitness to safely participate.   The risks and fitness are your responsibilities solely.

Storm policy: If a hike is cancelled we will send an email by 7:45 a.m. on the morning of the hike.

Emails: If you are on our distribution list to receive schedules and informational emails, they will happen about every two months.   You may subscribe/unsubscribe by sending an email to Chuck at ctorleans@yahoo.com.

Carpooling: To assist with our more distant hikes the schedule will provide a departure time for voluntary carpools that will leave from the Orleans Stop & Shop.  As you enter the main parking lot at Stop & Shop the meeting place is the first area on the left.  Arrive before the time on the schedule as that is the time to depart.   There will be no leader there so make your own carpools.  If there is no one there proceed to the hike on your own.

See you on the trails.

Don Light  vklight@comcast.net

All hikes are cancelled until furthur notice due to the Coronavirus.

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Note that hikes in blue background on mouse over, and underlined have been reviewed,
hikes in black are currently being brought up to date.

Brewster Hikes

      Nickerson Park - Main
      Punkhorn Parkland
      Nickerson Park -Little Cliff

Eastham Hikes

      Doane Rock   revised 2-4-2016>

Harwich Hikes

      Hawksnest           revised 1/12/2021
      West Reservoir   revised 1-13-2021

Orleans Hikes

      Pochet Island    new 11-28-2018

Truro Hikes

      Coulson Half Cape
      Longnook Beach
      Paradise/Lombard Hollow
      Pilgrim Heights
      Pilgrim Heights-No Sand     new 11-14-2018
      North Pamet     revised 1-12-2021 
      Ryder Beach     revised 11-9-2018
      Ryder Beach to Newcomb Hollow Beach, Wellfleet     1/12/2021
      South Pamet

Wellfleet Hikes

      Bound Brook Island
      Duck Harbor, North
      Duck Harbor, South    Revised 1-12-2021
      Great Island
      Great Pond  (Hortense Kelly Hike) ( here's a video )
      Griffin Island
      Gull Pond, 7 Ponds
      Marconi Fresh Brook
      Newcomb Hollow
      Ryder Beach to Newcomb Hollow, Wellfleet   new 11-9-2018
      White Cedar Swamp
      Whitecrest Beach    Revised 2-15-2015

Provincetown Hikes

     Hatches Harbor      Revised 1-14-2015