Snake Den State Park is located along Route 6 in Johnston, Rhode Island. The 1000 acre undeveloped property boasts self-guided walking trails, beautiful trees, flowers, plants, and working farm as well. The foliage is something to behold in the fall. Snake Den is accessible at a small parking lot past Dame Farm on the right hand side, which is located on Brown Avenue in Johnston.

Pluses are, good starter "hike", good with little kids and close to providence. Down side is it doesn't feel like a hike. It is so close to the crowds you can see the starbucks plaza through the trees.

Easy trails, but fairly muddy. I don't usually mind being able to hear roads and such, but it's a little close to civilization when you can see a Starbucks through the bare trees.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

I'm new to the hiking thing. So this was def a nice start. It was very easy!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Clearly marked, decent, short trail that is close to major shopping area. Highlight of the trip was seeing a wild turkey with 11 of her baby turkeys. They must be used to seeing humans because they weren't scared of us and allowed us to get close for pictures.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Not the best trail but really cool pit

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Very short and noisy, it's alongside a very busy road. You also walk under and next to giant power lines. Well marked but One hike was enough for me.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's a truly nice place for a relatively short walk/hike, especially for someone new to hiking or forest walking. I really have nothing to complain about -- and I hike there often if a short walk is all I'm wanting. . . but it really won't get your heart pumping.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Beautiful trail to walk. Did both the blue and the yellow.

Monday, October 05, 2015

It was ok just a simple nature walk. A pleasant enough Sunday afternoon. Very short and not always clearly marked. I did not go alone but I did not ever feel uncomfortable. And it doesn't take at all seem like someone is living in the woods. It could be a very cute walk with kids.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Nice trails, but I was here laone this past Sunday &felt like I was being follwoed the entire way through.
I'm always on the lookout for deer & bear, but what I found following me truly creeped me out.
Stood at the top clearing near the end of Orange trail & called out "Show yourself so I can get your photo"!
I got something peeking at me around a tree. CREEPY! I posted the photos here on the page.
Then continuing on the Blue trail, I came across the logs & branches at the base of the large tree. A friend went ot further investigate it the next day & she has pix of toilet paper rolls, etc near it. So there is SOMEONE living in these woods for sure. What they are doing here? I don't know but I will NEVER walk this trail alone again!

Friday, September 12, 2014

An easy little hike. Just enough to get some time in nature without traveling far at all.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Great place for a hike on a Sunday. There were not many people so the crowds were small. I tried my hand at all the trails Powder Mill Ledges had to offer. The yellow trail gets a little noisy due to the proximity of the highway. Overall a great place to take a hike and to observe nature. Please visit for more information.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

trail system consists of three loops. I combined the three for 1.9 miles. easy and family friendly with convenient access to all of the food/shopping on rte 44. little slice of nature amidst civilization, which is occasionally visible from the trail.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

This trail seems to be maintained fairly well with the exceptions of a few downed branches throughout the pathways. My wife and I did this trail on a saturday and the Audobon building is closed. We were lucky to find one last map remaining within the enclosed box. Overall, we enjoyed these trails. The three trails are connected so you can do all three or choose to do one, very nice option. The yellow trail was marked as closed due to Natioal Grid doing work but there were no signs of dangerous surroundings. We did the outer rings which consisted of the orange and blue trails. Overall the two combined was a little over two miles and about an hr with the occassional picture and sightseeing. This is a great place to get a quick relaxing nature walk to just clear your head or enjoy the wilderness. I would recomend a word of caution as the trail is littered with roots and trip hazards if you do not watch carefully.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Audobon Society managed to salvage this small fragment from the hyperdevelopment that took place in Greenville over the 1980s. While the trails themselves are a welcome respite, you never get away from the rumble of Route 44.

The yellow trail was officially closed. National Grid, which is allegedly doing some work to "improve" the power lines that cut through the preserve, have closed the right of way to the yellow trail. There is no real barrier to prevent one from accessing the trail, nor is there any apparent work going on that would cause any hazard as of this writing. That being said, the high point of the yellow trail appears to be a view of the majestic Wendy's.

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