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Address: North Road, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
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+1 508-693-3678

Experience the drama of a rocky shoreline and scenic vistas across Vineyard...

Experience the drama of a rocky shoreline and scenic vistas across Vineyard Sound to the Elizabeth Islands from the second-highest point on the island.

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This was a wonderful trail. Not steep and very beautiful views. The small sign to the parking lot was too high for a driver to see and was hidden behind trees and bushes. The... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Elizabeth A
Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a wonderful trail. Not steep and very beautiful views. The small sign to the parking lot was too high for a driver to see and was hidden behind trees and bushes. The trail had some signage, but could have used more. Sometimes it "said" you are here, but most times it did not. The trail was wonderful once... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Off of North Road, there is a (somewhat small) sign marking the easy access to a parking area that holds about 16 cars and a portable toilet. The closest loop is Harris Loop which leads to Prospect Hill which is the second highest point on the Vineyard at 308 feet (highest peak is only three feet higher at 311 feet).... More 

1 Thank Maureen V
Grandville, Michigan
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

So many beautiful sights our Martha's Vineyard guide introduced us to during our tour of the island, plus the tip for getting the best souvenir purchases at the best prices!

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Chilmark, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

From the woods trail to the beach, this TTOR property features some of the best of the Vineyard's views. Wildflowers and birdlife can distract you from the trail; watch out for poison ivy, and check for ticks after you leave! The beach is very rocky now and not easily traversed, as noted by other reviewers. It is still one of... More 

Thank Dianne S
Durham, Connecticut
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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This was a nice easy hike. We actually pushed a stroller thru most of it and then carried our 2 yr old the last little bit to the top. The view at prospect hill is nice but is somewhat marred by the trees. We did not walk to the other viewpoints so I can't comment on them.

Thank amanda g
Boston, MA
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We took the Island Bus and the friendly driver dropped us off at the small dirt road entrance marked only by a small green sign. There was a short walk to the parking area which has a porta-potty. We brought our own water. This was a pleasant walk mostly through tree lined loop path which takes you to a wooden... More 

1 Thank Mudturtle
Byfield, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Amazing sunset. Unique and stands by itself. Arrived at the last few minutes before sunset, parked illegally and ended up mistakenly walking the fishing wharf (stank!) to the rocks and sunset. View is just as special as Phnom Bakheng if look from among the boats on the fish dock.

Thank greg s
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This hike would be excellent, except for the ticks and the poison ivy. Even if you stay on the trail, keep a sharp eye out for the poison ivy. This hike also has the dubious distinction of being the one that we gathered the most ticks on. All that being said, it was worth it, as this was one of... More 

Thank CatyD2013
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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126 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Great moderate hike by East Coast standards; Californians will find it easy. Either way, lovely sea views and forest paths. Charming wildflowers in bright colors all over the beach in early June. The path at the peak is not as well marked as it could be; we accidentally detoured onto what turned out to be tractor tracks and wood chips... More 

Thank ILoveNationalParks
Martha's Vineyard, United States
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Went on a beautiful walk to overtake my wife's Fitbit steps. Accomplished that and found a new spectacular view but would like to warn everyone about a section. When you walk, you will cross a road. About 200 yards after you cross you come to a loop. I usually go right as it is shorter to the platform (with the... More 

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