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Please read Lauren’s review-spot on. My parents live in EG, when I’m home, I work out here a lot. Ideal for dogs, children, picnics (grills provided, and parking), beaching, running on cement, trail running, walking, horse back riding, mountain biking (not terribly extreme), reading a book under a shady tree, kayak launching....bathrooms located around park. Safe for solo people, lots of shade to walk and run, mainly bug free (mornings rough in woods on trails in July, stick to cement...very few cars). The loop I normally do from equine center along water and down to carousel and loop back around is probably 4....
Farmers mkt Friday’s from 9-12.
I swim in July here laps as beach as a guard, and is buoyed off. Easy and shallow to lap swim. Check for closings. Rare but happens with torrential rain.

Love the woman who bequeathed this park. There are so many happy people here daily!!!

only 1.5 miles if you stick by pond didnt have full map til return.Wish we had whole map. Nice clear and flat

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail. Nice ocean views. Completed a 4 mile route.

Love this trail and the variety of terrain encountered along the way! A bit difficult to follow through the campground, but otherwise clearly marked the entire distance. It does hit asphalt for a couple small sections, but otherwise single track trail nearly the entire way.

Nice little spot.

Lots of ways to do these breakheart area trails. Today we did this loop roughly with a side trip to Alton Jones Whispering Pines campus to fetch our dog Zip, who decided it was more fun to chase deer than pay attention to us!

Pleasantly surprised!

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!

walking
2 months ago

Laaaav it. I can’t believe this park is dog friendly, it is so clean! I went on an overcast & rainy morning during the week, so there was barely anyone around. The trail is all mostly flat and very well groomed, I did this in flip flops. Extremely easy, small children would have a blast. Short trails off the main lead to sand banks and down to the beach. I let my dog swim. Cute place for a picnic. The horses I saw looked happy and healthy. People complain about the horse poop, but you’d have to be really not paying attention to step in it. Trails are wide and airy. The trees are gorgeous. This park is beautiful, well loved and properly maintained, can’t believe I’ve never spent time here.

walking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Super challenging hike with nearly vertical climbs. A good workout. Like another reviewer I saw two large black snakes. This hike will be really nice in the fall!

Wonderful

Really nice view!

It’s easy and slowly get to be med-hard

Nice place, especially if you have your dogs. I enjoyed it especially the water.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a pretty sweet hike for RI. There’s a couple cool spots to chill for a bit. Saw a few turkey vultures and two large black snakes up in a tree, that was surprising haha.

This is one my favorite

amazing, challenging, and beautiful views of the pond

This is a nice little trail. I suggest parking on 165 at the Frosty Hollow pond area and taking Shelter trail all the way to Ben Utter. You get to pass through the old camping cabins and Steppingstone falls becomes a reward for a 5.5 mile journey through Arcadia. Round trip is a nice almost 12 miles. Great way to spend a day in the woods.

It's a good thing I know the trails from horseback or I would have gotten lost. The trail is not marked and I ended up missing a large section. A lot of downed trees blocking the path but easily gotten around. Will definitely try it again!

Loved it, love a of climbing and views to keep the kids entertained. A bit challenging at times especially if you haven't done a lot of hiking but not too bad.

start hike from Falls River rd. because they closed the gate to the entrance road... you have to walk a mile and a half just to get to the trail now... on a long dirt road.. not fun.

hiking
4 months ago

I apparently have given all of my hikes 5 stars, but this one is the real 5-star hike! Was surprisingly challenging given how flat RI tends to be. Beautiful views of Long pond after scaling a massive boulder. Will definitely be back again!

I only had one hour and didn’t complete the hike but I’ve already made plans to come back. Beautiful trail by the river.

great hike with a number of vistas. You do have to know where the side trails are to get the great views. the trail is more than moderate.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice Trail. Great work out! Up and back!

This might be my favorite trail. I love it.

This was my first down and back trail, this is a good one nice inclines and declines. It was a good hike with beautiful views and gets the heart pumping.

My husband and I are novice mountain bikers and found negotiating the rocks and roots on the trail a bit difficult, but enjoyed some of the less rocky, single track portions of the trail. All and all we had a great time!

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