Cliff Walk

EASY 33 reviews
Newport, RI
Cliff Walk is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Newport, RI that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.


8 days ago

hiking

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


16 days ago

Fun


1 month ago

hiking

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.


1 month ago


1 month ago

walking

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


3 months ago

one of the best ocean side walks on the planet


6 months ago

hiking


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11 months 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.


11 months ago

walking


11 months ago

Fun time. Great views.


11 months 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.


11 months ago

walking

It was really pretty


11 months ago

hiking

beautiful beautiful walk/hike. We completed this as a family myself, husband, 16 year old, 12 year old, 6 year old. let me help everyone be happier with their experience here with what we learned with three whiny kids in tow. you can park all day at Easton Beach lot ($20 on weekend/high season). the entrance of the walk is adjacent to that beach. You can walk the trail in either direction (wish we knew this as we would have started from whats considered the end and worked our way back so we ended up on a beach with facilities near by. Rejects beach at the very end of the cliff walk is primarily occupied by a private beach club. NO facilities of any kind within even 1 mile to change or use the bathroom so beware. Sunscreen a must on a clear day, very little shade the entire trail. Bring lots of water its hot midday. The breeze is beautiful so it felt bearable but we all ended up with too much sun in the end, despite wearing sunscreen and hats. bring your camera it breathtaking in spots. Mansions are very much in view during the walk from the back side of course. There is a trolley $2 cash exact change per person that runs along Bellevue road both ways, otherwise its loooong walk back to the car even if its in the afternoon shade trees near the mansions. Wildflowers, wind, rocks, and ocean views abundant. would definitely do it again but this time i would go early morning to avoid the crowded often 1 way narrow paths and i would start from what is considered the end and work my way back. enjoy!


1 year ago

Nice walk by the water


1 year ago

walking


1 year ago

hiking

Walked / hiked Cliff Walk today (7/05/15). Parked at Easton's Beach and walked up Memorial Blvd. to entrance of Cliff Walk. Started the walk at 8:15am. Perfect day. Nice breeze off the water. Spectacular scenery. Easy hike throughout, except when you reach the sections of rocky shoreline, but still not difficult at all. Walked the entire Cliff Walk until it ended at Ledge Rd. Walked up Ledge Rd and took a right onto Bellevue Ave. Walked all the way up (north) Bellvue Ave past Tennis Hall of Fame and took a right back onto Memorial Blvd down back to Easton's Beach (First Beach). Completed 7 miles. Then we topped the hike off with some sun, sand, and surf at the beach. (Yes, I had packed my towel and swim trunks). Overall an awesome day!


1 year ago

hiking

This is a great paved walk with an ocean view if you come early in the day. The midportion has some large boulders you walk over for about 1/2 mile or so. Certainly an easy hike. It can get very crowded with lots of tourists milling about if you wait too late especially on a weekend. You can park at Easton Beach for free if you come early, but after 8 AM you have to pay to park.


1 year ago