Wolf Hill Forest Perserve Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Smithfield, Rhode Island that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Rocky New England Woodland featuring a WWII Memorial to a bomber crash site, an abandoned 1940's Boy Scout Camp with views o Providence and the upper bay and a rock quarry with a perennial waterfall. The Wolf Hill Forest Preserve is among my top 10 favorite hiking areas in Rhode Island. There are eight trails traversing the preserve that offer you an option of trail lengths from 2 to 6 miles. This wooded trail can be rocky with elevation gains of about 200 feet. Trail can be obtained at the Conservation Center of Waterview Drive.
A nice snowshoe for starters. The trails aren't steep but many had not been traversed so it was a little work making our way through the powder. Nice little dam on the north side near parking and discovered awesome ice wall!
This is a great area to hike with a couple of worthwhile stops along the way. One of which is the 'Airmen Memorial' where three servicemen perished in 1943 when their aircraft crashed at this location. Another spot is 'Mercer Lookout' which contains the remains of an old Boy Scout cabin and an awesome view of the Providence skyline. On a clear day you can also see the cooling towers at Brayton Point and the tops of the Mt Hope bridge.
This is a great place to hike.
First moderate trail, was a bit challenging but beautiful!
One of my favorite trails in RI!
Four of us ventured out looking for a new place to hike. This area is very well marked and very lightly trafficked. Nice place for sure even in December. Would love to come back in the Fall for the foliage. Dog friendly, kids not recommended. What everyone mentions is true, use the directions from AllTrails, as Google will bring you to a driveway. It's right next to the Smithfield Police Station.
Nov 2016: this hike is adequately challenging for relatively active people but not so much that we couldn't enjoy our afternoon outing.
The trails are well maintained and well marked. We were able to get up and back in two hours, even with missing one turn.
DIRECTIONS ON GOOGLE MAPS: if you search Wolf Hill Forest Preserve, and it takes you to Farrar Lane, that's a PRIVATE driveway. Use the directions in this app instead or look for the Smithfield Police Station and go up Waterview Drive.
This trail was great! Amazing views, not to easy, not to hard. Perfect terrain if you like a bit of a challenge. You'll be sure to encounter more than a few puppies, too! I've only done a few trails, and this is definitely my favorite.
Off street parking, varied terrain, well marked trails, lovely views, good chance of encountering puppies. Would definitely do again