Explore the most popular trails in Grills Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

lots of options for trails and not buggy!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice trail. Well marked. You pass by an historical cemetery. There is a metal bridge crossing over the river.

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2 months ago

Been going to this hiking location for years and always enjoy it. Have several different trails so depending on your ability and time frame, there's a trail for everyone.

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3 months ago

Flat buggy boring

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3 months ago

Pretty flat, and wouldn’t call it moderate. Nice quite trail. I enjoyed our evening hike. Lots of bugs though, bring spray!

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muddy
washed out
6 months ago

Great trail! Very quiet. Part of the River Trail was washed out. Luckily, it was frozen and I could cross. Once it warms up, you'll have to turn back or find a way around it. Love this place!

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7 months ago

With the dogs

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7 months ago

Something for everyone to enjoy over and over again. Love this trail.

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muddy
7 months ago

Nice and easy walking trail. A bit wet but that’s due to all of the rain recently

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7 months ago

Tomaquag trail, dogs are allowed here.

Got a little soggy and impassable after a day of heavy rain but it’s marked well and a beautiful trail

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

I've been here a few times now. Great choice of trails and it looks like the land trust recently updated - trails well marked and even signs that point to parking. My dog loved it!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Love bringing my fur babies here!

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

I hiked from Grills Preserve in Westerly, RI to Grills Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton, RI. I crossed the Pawcatuck River via the Polly Coon Bridge on the Tomaquag Trail. The cairn on Grills Preserve trail marks the turning point for hikers to access the new Polly Coon Bridge which spans the Pawcatuck River, linking the trails to those on Hopkinton Land Trust’s Grills Wildlife Sanctuary. The cairn was built to a height of 8 feet to match the high water mark from the flood of March 2010. Grills Preserve absorbed a tremendous amount of floodwaters that were kept from rushing downstream into downtown Westerly. All-in-all, I loved this hike because anything involving water views is totally worth my time.

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Check the past week's weather before you try the trail! I've gone down the main trail many times, and the small off shoots as well, and they're usually great. The trails are nice and wide and pretty clear of roots and brush. They are pretty well marked, but even if you lose sight of the markers the trails are so well maintained that you only need to follow the clear path ahead of you. There are a few ponds, a river, and some marsh lands that you pass on the trails, which are usually great, but if it has rained recently large portions of the trail pool with a lot of water. Most puddles can be navigated around on the main trail, but on the side trails (the blue trail in particular) it can become impassable (picture attached).

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