Hiking in Rhode Island

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Lime Rock Preserve
Lime Rock Preserve
Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
 
Easy: 1.3 miles, 1-3 hours
Just 10 minutes from downtown Providence,this forested trail provides scenic views of the former town reservoir.

The Lime Rock Preserve is unique for its variety of habitats including woodlands, streams, open water and calcareous ledges. The Moshassuck River and the Manton Reservoir are both highlights along the trail. The 130 acre Preserve is an excellent place to watch the seasons change, take in the views of the pond, look for birds like migrant warblers, or...
Beaver River Preserve
Beaver River Preserve
Richmond, Rhode Island, United States
 
Moderate: 1.6 miles, 1-3 hours
A 1.5 mile trail along streams, forested wetland, spectacular rocky outcrops, a mixed oak forest and a bog swamp.

A one-mile loop trail marked with yellow blazes begins at the preserve entrance at the end of Fox Ridge Drive, over spectacular rocky outcrops and seasonally wet seeps, through woodlands thick with underbrush. A second trail runs along an old cart path from the southeast corner of the existing loop down to the river. Take this route and you will...
Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge
Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge
Middletown, Rhode Island, United States
 
2.5 mile trail near Sachuest, Rhode Island

This easy seaside hike is pleasant any day of the spring, summer, or fall but on an unseasonably warm January winter day, if was exceptionally wonderful. Deer abound on this refuge as well as a monitored coyote pack. Migrating wildlife of all sorts are seen here regularly.
Queen's River Preserve
Queen's River Preserve
Exeter, Rhode Island, United States
 
Easy: 1.2 miles, 1-3 hours
A wonderful place for an easy stroll along forested pathways to one of Rhode Island’s most pristine streams.

The Queen's River Preserve is bisected by a wide, flat dirt road, beginning at the preserve’s easterly boundary at School Land Woods Road and running west across the river. The road runs past a dense shrub bog, visible on the left at the beginning of the walk, through white pine stands, and on down to the river. As you stand on the bridge which spans...
Canonchet Brook Preserve
Canonchet Brook Preserve
Hopkinton, Rhode Island, United States
Moderate: 2.0 miles, 1-3 hours
A winding trail through mixed hardwood forest, mountain laurel, historic foundations, and glacial erratics.

The trail starts at the parking area off North Road and descends downhill along a trail lined with mountain laurel. The trail crosses a small stream. The trail soon passes by some historic stone foundations on the left. The trail turns north eventually crossing Canonchet Brook and heading toward Stubown road. Follow the yellow trail blazes in order...
Coney Brook Trail
Coney Brook Trail
West Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States
Moderate: 1.9 miles, 1-3 hours
A clear-running stream frames this trail, featuring stone walls, big trees, and exceptional topography.

The Coney Brook Trail is accessed via the Pond Trail, at a trail junction approximately 500 feet from the north side of the TPMA parking lot. (Look for the orange blazes.) The trail soon crosses over Plain Road and into a clearing, which was created in 2009 to stimulate the regeneration of a pitch pine grove. The optional Logger's Trail is quickly...
Flintlock Trail
Flintlock Trail
West Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States
Moderate: 1.9 miles, 1-3 hours
Tillinghast Pond's first trail -- highlighted by an old farm, a cemetery, and a boulder garden.

The Flintlock Trail takes its name from a 19th century cart path that connected Plain Road to small farm, back in the woods. The trail is blazed yellow, and accessed via the Pond Trail, from the south end of the parking lot. Heading east from the trail junction, note the parallel tracks worn in the ground by a century of horse-and-wagon traffic....
Trips
Tri State Loop Hike RI-MA-CT
by ljrdn on Mar 30, 2011
Pascoag, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 5.8 miles
 A great 5 mi hike through RI, CT, and MA.  Very quiet. Start at the Buck Hill Wildlife Management Area Parking Lot on Buck Hill Rd in Pascoag, RI.  It is just over the border from East Thomson, CT and easily accessible from Massachusetts. This loop takes you: * Along the CT-RI Border Trail* To the MA-CT-RI Tri-State Marker* Into the Douglas State Forest (MA)* To the beginning of the RI North-South Trail and MA...
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Breakheart Pond Trail, Arcadia State Park, RI
by resiak1 on May 15, 2010
Millville, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 5.4 miles
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Narragansett Trail
by Hiker68 on Nov 13, 2010
Rockville, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 5.2 miles
Awsome day for a November hike. It must have hit at least 65 degrees. not much in the way of wildlife. Sat by a river an ate lunch. saw a boyscout troop or 2 hikeing through and collecting trash left behind by litter bugs. Might return in the Spring. Maybe the wildlife will return from being in the south all Winter
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Buck Hill Management Area
by Hiker68 on Mar 10, 2012
Burrillville, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 5.2 miles
First hike of the year. Kinda cold for March!! But hey it IS still winter. 29 derees. Didn't really see much and not much to tell other than it's fun as always. Especially when you're hiking with family. Lots more to explore when I come back in summer.
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Cliff Walk And The Mansions - Newport, RI
by whiskers on Jul 30, 2010
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 6.7 miles
This was a very nice scenic walk that turned into a tiring hike. The walk itself - on a cliff with a view of the ocean - was more interesting to me than the mansions, which we came to see. At some point, perhaps a mile after The Breakers, the paved path became a shore path and turned very rocky with sharp cliffs under your feet. Not many people were there, perhaps...
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Ben Utter Trail, RI
by Jaimie on Apr 29, 2012
Escoheag, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 3.1 miles
Jonathan and I decided last minute to go out and see this trail. The road there was dirt once you turned off Escoheag Rd. There was plenty of parking as some other trail heads are in the vicinity as well.The weather was great, high 50's, breezy and sunny. The water level in the river was pretty high too. Once we got to Stepstone Falls there was enough water to make a really...
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Fisherville
by wendi on Mar 17, 2009
Fisherville, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 2.2 miles
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Cliff Walk Ri
by dcain on Aug 02, 2009
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 3.6 miles
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Breakheart Pond
by wendi on Mar 14, 2009
Lewis City, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 5.8 miles
This was a great hike, I loved all the little streams and changes in the types of forest. We met a few mountain bikers who were very polite and respectful of sharing the trail. I would imagine in the warmer months it is quiet a busy trail. We did it in under 3 hours because we had  started at 2pm, but if you start earlier there are many places to stop and...
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Ninigret NWR
by bobrich on Jul 07, 2009
Fort Ninigret, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 4.2 miles
On Tuesday July 7th 2009 Diane and I took a trip to the RI shore. We started out with a 4 mile hike at Ninegret National Wildlife Refuge. Ninigret is located at the former Charlestown Auxiliary Naval Air Station. After the hike we went to Jerusalem and Jim's Dock where we enjoyed a lobster roll. For my CT friends lobster rolls outside of CT are lobster salad rolls in other words it is cold lobster and in this case...
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Midstate Trail
by chadsrub on Oct 14, 2010
Pascoag, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 15.8 miles
The start of the Midstate Trail from the southern side.  After hiking in from the closest lot about 1.5 miles out, we started our trek from Rhode Island to New Hampshire through Massachusetts.  This is the first 16 miles, until the pavement got to us.  We have been using the guide, but were unaware of how much road there was really going to be.  After one of us ran into a lot...
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Westerly land trust
by wendi on Mar 15, 2009
Misquamicut, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 0.0 miles
This  is  hidden gem in the middle of beautiful homes.  Gentle rolling hills with an easy path to follow.  There are several trails within this Land Trust and the Lookout next to Shore Rd is a beautiful view of the ocean.
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Rhode Island State Highpoint - Jerimoth Hill
by whitedbc on May 25, 2009
Foster, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 0.2 miles
On the way home from a wedding, some of my family stopped by the highpoint for Rhode Island.  The trail is open to the public from 8-4 everyday, but please stay on the trail and respect the property rights of the adjacent owners.  The trail is well marked and there are also a few USGS markers.