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Went for a nice trail run here. Parked at the end of Lafayette Rd and ran to the other end of the yellow trail, then took the red-green detour on the way back. Overall, it was a great run with varied terrain. In some places, the roots and rocks required that I walk, but this was a very small portion. The canopy offered lots of shade and the trails were dry given the lack of rain. I only ran into 3 other people and a total of about 6 dogs. None of the dogs were on the leash, but that didn't bother me, as they were all well-behaved. Followed up with a double-dip cone down the road at Gray's to make it a great outing.
The main trails are relatively well-marked at intersections, although there were some other intersections with minor trails that were not. However, with a good idea of the direction I wanted to go and the All Trails app, I did just fine. Will definitely be back.

Well maintained. Decent amount of traffic. Great views along the coast.

7 days ago

Great hike! We started south and ended north. Not many fellow hikers at the start but by the end (closer to the north entrance) it got more crowded.

So much of this once beautiful place has fallen in disrepair. lots of trash around where haunted hill is done as well as along the blue trail to the top. vigorous climbing up if your looking for some leg work!

hiking
19 days ago

The trail was a little difficult for me, so I’d describe it as moderate as opposed to easy. Loved the cute little white bench we encountered along the way.

The WWII Memorial trail was closed for environmental restoration as of July 26 2018

29 days ago

Really nice just bring bug spray !!!!

Not marked well at all. Very easy to end up on the wrong trail back to your vehicle.

This was a pleasant walk with my seven-year-old, with a nice breeze off the lake for parts of the hike. We planned to take the red loop, but the signage, which was really clear for the first half, was confusing/missing in places so we ended up on a bit longer hike. A few notes about taking the trail with kids:
1) Hiking boots and bug spray are a must. Even on a dry July day there was a fair amount of mud (although probably not as much as my daughter would have liked. I'd recommend hiking poles, but I always say that.
2) "moderate" is a fair appraisal; it's not very steep anywhere, but the terrain varies a lot in small ways, from rocky to lakeside to beds of pine needles, which makes it better for kids. (My daughter gets bored if the trail is too flat or monotonous or doesn't have things to climb.) There aren't a lot of dangers or areas where kids could easily vanish from sight. But what it also doesn't have is the kind of attractions/landmarks along the way that help keep kids focused (like the way the Mashomoquet loop has Table Rock/the Wolf Den/the Indian Chair for kids to stop at along the loop).
3) We mostly had the trail to ourselves, but there were a lot of campers and swimmers in the park. For parts of the walk you feel like you're walking by a lot of campsites, while other parts are more secluded.
4) Bring a bathing suit for after. My daughter was a little distraught that we couldn't go swimming in the pond after the hike, and if I'd realized there was a pond/beach right at the trailhead I would have brought suits. There's an area for changing/bathrooms at the trailhead.

Nice trail through the woods, mostly flat and probably doable in sneakers, but I was glad I wore my boots because it's rooty and rocky in areas. Didn't see another soul on the trail on a weekday afternoon. A lot of pretty mossy/ferny areas. As others have said, the trail takes you around ponds and through marshes, so yes, bugspray.

Extremely well marked except for a moment on the orange trail going clockwise near the Pulaski Wildlife Marsh where the map shows it curving around the water over the grassy area, but there are orange markers pointing away from it on another trail as well - I followed the map and it worked out.

trail running
1 month ago

I did the Blue and the Red trails today, my Garmin GPS measured the entire route as 6 miles(I parked at the gate). Some parts a little muddy and rocky, but a great run/hike. Next time I’ll wear bug spray.

hiking
1 month ago

cool rock formations, easy to follow trails!

trail running
1 month ago

Great, challenging run through the woods.

walking
1 month ago

Cut through the woods before the beach if you’re trying to trail run or walk with purpose, I always skip the beach part unless I’m just strolling. The briars get a bit crazy on the back side of the loop but I do enjoy the trail.

Very nice place to hike, but the trails/paths are NOT marked and there are many. Right from the start, we were continually wondering which way to go. Luckily we had Map My Walk going on the cell phone which helped us find our way back to the very nice parking area at the head of the trail. With some trail markings, this would be an excellent place to hike.

This is a nice set of trails. Unlike many previous reviews, I did not have a difficult time navigating the blazes. They are inconsistently spaced, but clear. The sights involve high voltage power lines, and some of the trails are very gravelly paths that follow the power lines. Not my favorite. The wooded areas are lovely, but you will need bug spray! Even with my bug spray on, I had a constant swarm around my head and left with several bites.

If it wasn’t for the app we would had taken a very different route. The trail wasn’t marked at all. To start it you have to go between private property.

Excellent trail and beautiful views , the green trail has some advanced hiking points.

2 months ago

My teenage daughter and I had a great time on Cliff Walk. Highly recommend !

Happy to read that the trail I and 300 of my fellow sailors of the Royal Australian Navy built in RI in 1965 is still being enjoyed by our American cousins. We didn't do it out if the goodness of our heart. We were 'volunteered ' by our CO to keep us out of mischief ! The local bar owner ran out of beer the first day of our labour but quickly stocked up for the next month or two. Us workers came up with an entirely different name for the trail. We wanted to call it the Fakawi trail. Now, if you prefix that name with the phrase 'where the ' you will appreciate why our name was rejected in favour of its present name. So very glad it is still in use today after so many years and being enjoyed as we intended. Good luck to you all. Fond regsrds from one of the original trail blazers.

2 months ago

Beautiful walk only did a small portion of the walk. Still worth it

walking
2 months ago

Great walk with beautiful views

hiking
2 months ago

This is our favorite walk! If this isn't a 5 star walk, I don't know what would be

hiking
2 months ago

Started at the campground by the beach, meant to do the 6 mile loop but ended up doing the 8 mile loop plus some (walked in circles for a bit...). I wore just low cut sneakers and not hiking boots, huge mistake. I recommend trekking poles but could definitely be done without it. I hiked with my 6.5 month old in a pack and my dog. It was the longest so far with the babe. I picked about 22 ticks off my dog (no joke). So check thoroughly post hike.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful walk on a Tuesday morning! Did the traditional route starting at Easton’s Beach and only passed about 15 people on the entire cliff walk (and all were going in the opposite direction). I would definitely say this is on the very easy end of moderate- they only remotely difficult part is that last 1/2 mike or so where you do have to scramble on some rocks, but it’s nothing too crazy and as long as you are paying attention to what you are doing it’s pretty easy. The sign at the beginning of the walk says it will take 2.5 hours for just the 3.5 miles one way of the walk, but I did the cliff walk and the entire walk back up Bellevue to my car in 2.5 hours (about 7 miles) with plenty of stops. Highly recommended if you want some fresh air and amazing views!

hiking
2 months ago

Do it every time I’m there. Different seasons are a must. If you want to do most strenuous and have less people do it “backwards”. Start at Reject’s beach. You can work hard at the beginning then relax and look at mansions at the end.

My Fiancé and I gave this trail a go today and we really enjoyed it! The water views were great and it was a great walk through the wild life! Our only complaint is that finding markers on the way back were more difficult and confusing. They did leave maps however, which helped us greatly! We would definitely do this hike again!

This was an okay trail! Got lost very easily with those trail markers and it was tick central. Very beautiful but probably wouldn’t go back just because of the high grass and ticks because of the dog. Super muddy points and lots of fern leaves!

Great, challenging hike with very steep climbs - about 5 ups and downs before the view. Avoid when rainy as the rocks can be slick. Worth the view though!

2 months ago

Completed with 5 and 8 year olds. Enjoyable hike.

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