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Description: Hike through woodlands and scenic hollows to Cape Cod Bay at Ryder Beach and back
(2 ½ hours, mostly flat)

Place to Meet:   Meet at George Nilson Road, Truro

Driving/Parking Directions: On the west side of Route 6 going north or south, turn onto George Nilson Rd. and park on either side of road

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

  • Start on fire road off George Nilson Road, walking west
  • Take the first RIGHT fork and then LEFT at next fork

  • Turn RIGHT at next fork into Lombard Hollow.

  • At next intersection turn LEFT.

  • Bear LEFT at the next Y and STRAIGHT at next

  • The road will veer LEFT and down to roadway and a sharp RIGHT turn onto Old County Road

  • Take first LEFT onto fire road, making no turns until you reach the RR bed.
  • RIGHT onto RR bed. Walk to first LEFT road going toward Ryder Beach

  • Bear LEFT at top of hill, LEFT to small path, LEFT at driveway, LEFT at next driveway

  • Follow road around curve and walk to Ryder Beach via public access.
  • Retrace steps: From this point you will return via the same route that got you here.

  • Go RIGHT at first driveway

  • Go LEFT at drivewway near house, RIGHT up narrow path.

  • Turn RIGHT onto RR bed and go to first fire road on the left and turn LEFT.
  • Continue STRAIGHT at fork to Old County Road, turning RIGHT
  • Make a sharp LEFT go up hill and at the first fire road turn RIGHT. Now you will start a new route which will take you back to your car, keep on the main fire road and make no turns.
  • Pass a reverse fork, bear RIGHT at next fork and bear LEFT on next, go to George Nilson Road

#23 Revised 3/19/2012