Lime Rock Preserve Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Lime Rock Preserve Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, RI that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding.

1.8 miles 122 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

no dogs

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 look for animal tracks in the snow. Ledges of dolomitic marble produce a special calcareous soil that nurtures 30 rare plant species - more than any other site in Rhode Island. Beautiful ferns and wildflowers grow along ridges of recrystallized limestone. An abandoned electric rail-bed on western edge of the property provides scenic views of the former town reservoir.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

treat

18 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

great little hike with very clear markings!

hiking
20 days ago

great little hike with very clear markings!

4 months ago

A forrested gem in the middle of civilization. It was very enjoyable.

hiking
4 months ago

Very well marked, clean and quiet. Lots of variety from small hills with steps to bed of rocks covered trail. Especially enjoyed finding the small lake in the far point of this trail

hiking
4 months ago

Great easy trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Just started hiking and this was a great place to start. GF and I did the 1.75m yellow trail with our small dog in tow and the three of us had a blast. Will go again and would highly recommend.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, beautiful scenery. Trails are blue and yellow- we walked both in a little over an hour. Fitbit tracked the walk as 2 miles. Went off the paths a little. Can't wait to go back!

6 months ago

I am overweight, out of shape, and have a herniated disc that causes sciatica. I had never been hiking before and after one hike on this trail, I'm hooked!

7 months ago

Love this little spot. It's a very easy walk but very peaceful and opens up to a nice little body of water. I love walking the dog here for something not overly strenuous.

hiking
7 months ago

Really easy hike. Peaceful. Saw some of the RI marble.

hiking
8 months ago

Great family hike. My 10 and 12 year old love it.

walking
1 year ago

Great trail, short, easy, child & dog friendly.

hiking
2 years ago

You can access this area by typing in 61 Wilbur Rd Lincoln, RI into your GPS. The parking is diagonally across the street from that address. There is only enough parking for 2-3 cars. However, this is a great place for a hike! There is a good size lake in the middle of the trail and plenty of streams and wildlife.

hiking
3 years ago

Very nice trail, short. loops around a pond. Lots of interesting rock formations and types. Was a beautiful day when I visited so it was kind of crowded.