Explorez les sentiers de randonnée les plus populaires du Rhode Island avec des cartes de sentiers et des itinéraires choisis avec soin, ainsi que des critiques détaillées et des photos de randonneurs, de campeurs et des amoureux de la nature comme vous.

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2 months ago

This is by far the best of the North South Trail that we have done so far. Most of this days leg of the trail was in the woods rather than on paved roads. The woodsy path wound it's way around Bowdish Reservoir providing great views in several places of the pristine blue waters of this lake. Some areas of the trail were rocky while other areas were a bit muddy. The gradual elevation changes were good for a little cardio workout. We had hoped to complete the last 13 .5 miles of the trail today but because of colder weather and shorter days opted to stop at 549 Buck Hill Road where we had left a second vehicle. This leaves about 5.5 miles left of this 78 mile trek.

First time biked on North South trail. 11Entered forest via Pine Hill road. Took right fork and mostly followed signs. Easy-pesy. A pleasure and that was early November start of dear hunting season. Wear orange. This program is Brilliant.

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3 months ago

This was leg number 5 of the North South Trail. This easy trail features more woods than past 4 legs of this trail. The trail starts off behind Shady Acres Restaurant on Rte. 6. It begins as a wide trail that soon becomes a dirt road. There are miles of dirt and paved road before it heads back into the woods near Rte 44 in Chepachet. We hiked this right after a heavy rain storm so there was major puddling on the dirt roads and trails. At times these large puddles connected to give the appearance of a stream. We did encounter a couple of old stone foundations and another historic cemetery. The leaves are about a week away from peak color so the woods were very colorful. This section of the North South Trail Ends at the George Washington Campground. There is a small parking lot near the entrance and more parking by the beach.

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4 months ago

This was the 2nd leg of our journey north on the 80 Mile North South Trail. Starting this hike in Wood River Junction, we meandered through wooded areas, cornfields, turf farms and back into woods. A point of interest in these woods was an old family cemetery dating back to the early 1800's. Unfortunately, this leg of the 80 mile hike incorporates about 4 miles of paved road that eventually connects to woods again. Some of roads are heavily traveled and can be dangerous for pedestrians. At the 9.2 mile mark we stopped at the Richmond Dog Park and had lunch. There is a parking area available for those who want to end this leg of hike here. We continued our hike with a mix of woods, power line trails, boulder fields and marshy areas. I would rate this hike as easy, bordering on moderate in some places. I gave 2nd section of the North South Trail 3 stars because of all the asphalt roads we had to travel to stay on this well marked trail.

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4 months ago

This was the 2nd leg of our journey north on the 80 Mile North South Trail. Starting this hike in Wood River Junction, we meandered through wooded areas, cornfields, turf farms and back into woods. A point of interest in these woods was an old family cemetery dating back to the early 1800's. Unfortunately, this leg of the 80 mile hike incorporates about 4 miles of paved road that eventually connects to woods again. Some of roads are heavily traveled and can be dangerous for pedestrians. At the 9.2 mile mark we stopped at the Richmond Dog Park and had lunch. There is a parking area available for those who want to end this leg of hike here. We continued our hike with a mix of woods, power line trails, boulder fields and marshy areas. I would rate this hike as easy, bordering on moderate in some places. I gave 2nd section of the North South Trail 3 stars because of all the asphalt roads we had to travel to stay on this well marked trail.

Way too much road walking. Hopefully the rest of the 80 miles is actually in the woods. Very well marked though.

I generously gave this hike 3 stars because of the great trail markings. There was no way you could take a wrong turn with all the blue blazes. The hike itself was easy although 55 to 60% of it was on roads of some kind. Some were dirt roads, others were tarred. . Parking in Wood River is limited but available at the Meadowbrook Pond Fishing Area & Boat Launch on Church Street. This is where we parked the 2nd car for when we completed the 12 mile hike from Blue Shutters Beach. This is on the left just past the intersection of Church Street and Switch Road going west on Church Street. From everything I have read, this is the least scenic leg of the 80 mile hike. The highlights of this hike was a covered bridge with seating where we enjoyed a lunch break. Also of interest was some foundation ruins, and large animal footprints. Possibly large coyote or mountain lion. It was one of the easiest 12 mile hikes that I have done.

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6 months ago

My grandson and I hiked 9.6 mi of this section SOBO, preferring to skip the first couple of miles of blacktop and finish at Blue Shutters Beach. The trail was open, easy and pleasant, with no tough climbs and no uncertain terrain. Finding the covered bridge was fun and provided a great spot for a break, as did the picnic table at the no-longer-used campsite in Burlingame State Park. The finale at the beach was a welcome reward for that last mile of trekking on more blacktop in unrelenting sun.

Rode north to south and was a bit more challenging than expected, as about 25% of the trail within Burlingame was washed out by recent rains which meant some real "off-road" biking. Once we hit the paved stretches, it was clear all the way to the beach at the southern-most end of the trail. Cooled our tired feet in the surf! A local science teacher we encountered at the start pointed out a geological phenomenon called a "glacial erratic" (see photo). Apparently, only one of a very few in all of Rhode Island. He recounted how local Narragansett tribes would rock it back and forth creating a sound which could be heard for miles - they used it to summon outlying villages to great gatherings. The erratic is located 20 feet off the road approx. 200 yards east of the intersection of Shumankanuc Hill Rd and Kings Factory Road (on the southwestern edge of the Indian Cedar Swamp Management Area)

The North South Trail begins at this point on Blue Shutters Beach, Charlestown. I didn't waste time on the beach, but parked in the lot and got moving. That its because within a mile or so, you get to what is perhaps the most dangerous point on the North South Trail: the Route 1 crossing. That crossing is why I never considered going near this section over the summer, what with the beach traffic. Even though I went after Labor Day, I had my reservations. Fortunately, on this particular day they were having a bicycle race that covered part of Route 1. The Charlestown Police were detailed right at the crossing, and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to get help crossing Route 1. So, I never really stopped to look at Blue Shutters Beach. Now, of course, with Sandy having battered the coast, I suppose I will never really get to appreciate what Blue Shutters was. I have to say that this section just isn't a very inspiring start to the one trail that runs the entire length of the State. You spend a lot of time on the road in summer home/residential area before getting to Burlingame Management area.

Started our group hike for the North South Trail along this section. Although we completed the N/S Trail South to North we hiked this section north to south to end at the ocean. Had 2" to 4" of snow on ground at 32 degrees. The trail winds its way through wooded wetlands, crosses a brook by way of a small covered bridge and rounds the west side of Ninigret Pond. As with several sections of the N/S Trail has some paved road walking, this time about a mile to the beach. Still a great way to see rural Rhode Island. For more information check our journals at Blackstone Valley Outfitters website.

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