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Very pretty trail, easy to follow. Part of the blue trail is closed.

Nice and quiet .

Good trail. We would get to an intersection and take another color. Got lost a little bit near power lines because nothing was marked. Id do it again

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.

Nice scenic walk with the puppy.

We definitely got lost as this trail isn’t marked great— many side trails with no markers or blazes to tell where to go. We honestly made our own trail when we could hear the highway and walked from the on ramp back our car. Otherwise it’s a great park with a lot of trails to offer— just navigate better than we did!

easy walking trail. It wasn't a busy trail so I was able to let my dog off leash. very wide paths and the sound of the reservoir was relaxing. nice little walk.

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!

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.

We parked at the library and had a nice hike on the well-marked trails. I couldn’t find the trail head at first, so I went into the library and the lady at the front desk directed me and gave me a map. The map turned out to be very helpful as there are several connecting trails.

trail running
20 days ago

You will be hard pressed to find a better woods trail within Rhode Island. There is a ton to see here; rock walls, Mercer point (and abandoned camp), the quarry, and waterfalls, make for a place you can visit over and over. The trail is well secluded with very little sign of civilization except for passing under the power line access around the halfway point. I was here while it was raining and decided to start beating my chest and yelling like a barbarian, need less to say I had a great time.

Totally worth the drive up from Point Judith. We took every side path except purple and orange. Trails were marked well except when crossing on gravel at the power lines (look to ground rocks for yellow markers and then across for red markers on sticks). Lots of rocks and roots but we took our dog and he managed fine. Broken glass alert at the lookout (could use a good clean-up brigade. . . would bring a garbage bag to carry out next time).

Rocky trail with moderate elevation. Be sure to bring a map and have a plan. Points of interest include the WWII crash site, where you will find a memorial and Mercer Lookout (we were able to see Providence and Narragansett Bay.) We lost the trail for a little bit after the lookout and were lucky to find the quarry. The rock formations inside the quarry were pretty amazing. We found the waterfall, but it was very slow flowing and mostly frozen. The view from the top of the quarry was just as beautiful as Mercer Lookout. Nice elevation on the green trail marked “steep” on the map. We will definitely be back to this one.

This trail was great! I had to cut my hike short due to a quickly dying phone battery, and ended up making my own smaller loop. Luckily there were many nearby gravel roads to help make whatever loop you want. There was a layer of crunchy snow on the ground and the trail was interrupted by many fallen trees from the recent storm. Saw some wildlife around the water's edge. I can't wait to come back and do the full orange loop once spring hits!

Fun trail with the pups. Moderate uphill climbs, beautiful scenery, and well marked. The was quite a bit of mud and some snow in mid-March, but nothing a good pair of boots can’t handle. Will definitely be going 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.

backpacking
1 month ago

Trail pretty wet from north of Old Ten Rod to Barber Trail.

definitely have a plan of which trails you want to take, and take a picture of the map. it's marked clearly but a lot of the trails intersect and you can go the wrong way pretty easily. they're nice trails to walk on. some of it can get pretty hilly but for the most part it's an easy hike. there's shorter loops you can take but the full loop will take you 3-4 hours.

I did this trail February 11, 2018.it was cool with a little drizzle and parts of the trail were icy, but it was a great trail. Beautiful scenery. Has a little bit of everything...

Today we parked just over the bridge on Manchester Print Works Road off of Great Rd and walked on the paved road around Oley Pond which was a good choice as the trails looked pretty muddy. The pond loop was about 3.5 miles. Very pleasant! We look forward to hiking the trails with appropriate footwear or closer to spring.

hiking
2 months ago

Alot of history within these woods. from the great fire at the original Monastery itself, and the Nine Mens Misery memorial site dating back to King Phillips war.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a good trail but consists of quite a few drainage type trench routes and roads that make it very wet, muddy, and icy through the seasons. I enjoy most of the route but 1/3 of it is like that.

I know this woods like the back of my hand ❤️ hiking here since I was a toddler. Peaceful and beautiful lake.

Beautiful little gem in my home state, lots of snow, probably better off with snowshoes until the snow melts and packs. This trail was a series of different trails, so be careful and keep checking your recording if you want to complete this trail, maybe it was harder to follow in snow too. Very well lit trail so I think in the spring, summer and fall this would be much much easier.

This might be my favorite trail. I love it.

Very dog friendly, great trail! Easily marked!

very scenic walking path.

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