Cliff Walk

HARD 36 reviews
Newport, Rhode Island
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.


4 days ago

hiking


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9 days ago

walking

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.


1 month 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.


1 month ago

Fun


2 months 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.


2 months ago


2 months ago

walking

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


4 months ago

one of the best ocean side walks on the planet


7 months ago

hiking


9 months ago


10 months ago


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.


1 year ago

walking


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.


1 year ago

walking

It was really pretty


1 year 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