Breakheart Loop Trail

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Breakheart Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, RI that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles 209 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

wild flowers


1 day ago

hiking


4 days ago

hiking

Half of the trail is on what seems to be old logging roads - wide and mostly easy going. The other half is narrow and rocky. Very pretty hike but wouldn't have a brought the stroller if I'd know that! I carried our little one the second half while my husband fought with the stroller. We'd do it again but with the baby in a carrier the whole way!


4 days ago

hiking

Easy going trail with a mix of dirt roads and windy trails circling the pond.


1 month ago


2 months ago

Awesome trail. Different routes to take along the way but easy to follow. Great for the dogs and perfect for families. I will definitely be coming back!


2 months ago

Beautiful hike very tranquil


4 months ago

hiking

Cool trail. Had a mix of vehicle traveled paths and a little more challenging trail section.


4 months ago

hiking

It was nice, very easy trail. Family friendly, large maintained trails.


7 months ago

hiking

Beautiful pine carpeted trail with waterfalls and bridges lucked out with a 46° January day recommend it highly


7 months ago

hiking

Beautiful pine
carpet trail with waterfalls and bridges great 46° weather in January recommend it highly


9 months ago

Beautiful trail. Easy walk with 6 and 7 year old kids.


1 year ago

hiking

Scenery rivaled some of the best in RI. Peaceful and tranquil. However the bugs were unreal. Incredibly frustrating. Looking forward to returning with snowshoes in a few months.


1 year ago

hiking

I completed an 8.5 mile loop on 7/18/15 that started near Breakheart Pond and utilized other trails in this area. This is a good option for folks that may want to complete a longer loop. Instead of driving all the way to the pond I parked at the Frosty Hollow Pond Fishing Area on Frosty Hollow Rd (on the right just before a wood bridge). I then took the white blazed Baton Trail north out of the lot toward the pond. This is a fun section of trail (approx 1 mile) up to Breakheart Pond that partially runs along a stream. At one point you have to take a left to stay on this trail instead of going straight on a yellow blazed trial. Once I hit the pond I went right and eventually saw the sign on the left for the Breakheart Trail which is yellow blazed. I then followed the yellow blazes across the dirt Matteson Plain Rd and continued until I hit the white blazed Shelter trail, which I took and which eventually took me to Plain Road. I took a left on Plain Road and walked a short distance until the white blazes turned right into a meadow and then further south through a section of woods, where it eventually exited on Frosty Hollow Rd right near the fishing area where I was parked. A nice loop on a nice day! I will try to upload my track from Mapmyhike.


1 year ago

Nice, quiet


1 year ago

Parked at the end of Austin Farm Rd and walked into this well maintained site. Paths were nice, not well marked but very nice hike. Didn't complete as I brought kids from work but will return to explore more!


1 year ago

Ok poor markings on trails


1 year ago


1 year ago

hiking

Great place to walk the dogs. They enjoy the water stops!


1 year ago

hiking

Love this hike! It is definitely a go to of mine when I don't have time to look a hike up and the dog wants to join for a great hike.


1 year ago

Breakheart loop of a peaceful walk; just enough of a challenge to be enjoyable!! Dogs love it except for the occasional mtn biker, we feel like with have the place to ourselves.