Powder Mill Ledges Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Smithfield, RI that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Very short and noisy, it's alongside a very busy road. You also walk under and next to giant power lines. Well marked but One hike was enough for me.
It's a truly nice place for a relatively short walk/hike, especially for someone new to hiking or forest walking. I really have nothing to complain about -- and I hike there often if a short walk is all I'm wanting. . . but it really won't get your heart pumping.
Beautiful trail to walk. Did both the blue and the yellow.
It was ok just a simple nature walk. A pleasant enough Sunday afternoon. Very short and not always clearly marked. I did not go alone but I did not ever feel uncomfortable. And it doesn't take at all seem like someone is living in the woods. It could be a very cute walk with kids.
Nice trails, but I was here laone this past Sunday &felt like I was being follwoed the entire way through.
I'm always on the lookout for deer & bear, but what I found following me truly creeped me out.
Stood at the top clearing near the end of Orange trail & called out "Show yourself so I can get your photo"!
I got something peeking at me around a tree. CREEPY! I posted the photos here on the page.
Then continuing on the Blue trail, I came across the logs & branches at the base of the large tree. A friend went ot further investigate it the next day & she has pix of toilet paper rolls, etc near it. So there is SOMEONE living in these woods for sure. What they are doing here? I don't know but I will NEVER walk this trail alone again!
An easy little hike. Just enough to get some time in nature without traveling far at all.
Great place for a hike on a Sunday. There were not many people so the crowds were small. I tried my hand at all the trails Powder Mill Ledges had to offer. The yellow trail gets a little noisy due to the proximity of the highway. Overall a great place to take a hike and to observe nature. Please visit www.RIHIKER.com for more information.
trail system consists of three loops. I combined the three for 1.9 miles. easy and family friendly with convenient access to all of the food/shopping on rte 44. little slice of nature amidst civilization, which is occasionally visible from the trail.
This trail seems to be maintained fairly well with the exceptions of a few downed branches throughout the pathways. My wife and I did this trail on a saturday and the Audobon building is closed. We were lucky to find one last map remaining within the enclosed box. Overall, we enjoyed these trails. The three trails are connected so you can do all three or choose to do one, very nice option. The yellow trail was marked as closed due to Natioal Grid doing work but there were no signs of dangerous surroundings. We did the outer rings which consisted of the orange and blue trails. Overall the two combined was a little over two miles and about an hr with the occassional picture and sightseeing. This is a great place to get a quick relaxing nature walk to just clear your head or enjoy the wilderness. I would recomend a word of caution as the trail is littered with roots and trip hazards if you do not watch carefully.
The Audobon Society managed to salvage this small fragment from the hyperdevelopment that took place in Greenville over the 1980s. While the trails themselves are a welcome respite, you never get away from the rumble of Route 44.
The yellow trail was officially closed. National Grid, which is allegedly doing some work to "improve" the power lines that cut through the preserve, have closed the right of way to the yellow trail. There is no real barrier to prevent one from accessing the trail, nor is there any apparent work going on that would cause any hazard as of this writing. That being said, the high point of the yellow trail appears to be a view of the majestic Wendy's.