Cliff Walk

HARD 39 reviews

Cliff Walk is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newport, RI that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.0 miles 252 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

Backyard views of the famous mansions to one side, a beautiful rocky coastline to the other Would you call a home with 70 rooms a cottage? If not, you're obviously not Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The Breakers, the "summer cottage" of the 19th-century multimillionaire, is one of a dozen mansions in Newport that are now by far the city's top attractions. Many of the homes are open to the public for tours, giving you a peek into the lives of the privileged. For a view of the mansions from the backyards, take the Cliff Walk, which runs south along Newport's cliffs from Easton's Beach (also called First Beach) to Bailey's Beach. The promenade has views of opulent mansions on one side and the rocky coastline on the other; walking any section of it is worth the effort.

21 days ago

It was a beautiful sunny morning with breathtaking views! Great running and hiking trail!

walking
22 days ago

I have no idea who or why someone would say this was hard, they probably have never walked in their life lol... By far one of the easiest walks ever and it's GORGEOUS

1 month ago

Beautiful walk. Not hard at all.

hiking
1 month ago

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walking
1 month ago

Breath taking views throughout this 7 mile rt trail. Some very rocky sections that may not be suitable for very small children or those not in great shape/unsteady on their feet. A must do while in Newport. Our total time was 2 hours 40 minutes with several stops to take pictures.

hiking
2 months ago

Long trail when it's 90°+, but u can get off in different spots and take trolley back for 2 bucks. A must do.

2 months ago

Fun

hiking
3 months ago

The walk is amazing with mansions on one sid and the cliffs dropping into the water on the other. I go here 4-5 times a year from ny. Its just the nicest place to walk and relax.

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

cliff walking and walking on regular path was definitly worth the day spent there! enjoyed the water and scenery must go!

5 months ago

one of the best ocean side walks on the planet

hiking
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1 year ago

I love the cliff walk. Anyone can do it. There are multiple places to gain access. You can do as much or as little as you like. And the views are wonderful. Mansions on one side, ocean on the other. How could you go wrong. Personally I prefer to walk in nature rather than on pavement but, this walk is Definitely a must do for anyone visiting Newport.

walking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Fun time. Great views.

1 year ago

Mostly a paved walkway but there are areas with rocks you have to go over. I give it 5 stars because the view is spectacular & there was a cool breeze coming off the water. It was exactly 8.0 miles out & back from where we parked our car. Go early in the AM.

walking
1 year ago

It was really pretty