Narragansett Trail

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Narragansett Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near North Stonington, Connecticut that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,473 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

The Narragansett Trail crosses a number of roads so many shorter trips are possible. The trail is mostly on gentle terrain, but is punctuated by a few steep, but short, sections. It features Hewitt/Gallup Pond, Wyassup Lake, High Ledge, Bear Cave/Bullet Ledge, Green Fall Pond, Yawgoog Pond, Long Pond, Ell Pond and Ashville Pond. The trail is on land owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Oldhaven Associates, The Nature Conservancy, the Pachaug State Forest, the Groton Sportsmen's Club, Rhode Island Boy Scouts, Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the Rockville Wildlife Management Area (RI Department of Environmental Management). NOTE: The portion of the trail between Pendleton Hill Road (Route 49) and Tom Wheeler Road in North Stonington is owned by the Groton Sportsmen's Club; it is closed to hiking from October through March. The rest of the trail is open year-round.

hiking
closed
over grown
private property
1 month ago

At 2.5 miles the trail is CLOSED. It is very difficult to continue due to the loss of trail path and markings.

hiking
1 month ago

Ryder Rd to Wyassup Lake boat launch and back. Mostly easy. First half mile is a good kick start. Beautiful beaver ponds. 7.2 miles. Lots of mud but manageable. Probably not so much after a good rain.

hiking
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

There is one part of the trail that is overgrown and unmarked once you get to the dump but besides this section I loved the rest of it!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is temporarily closed (according to a sign) from Wintechog Hill Road (the eastern crossing) to route 2. From the trial head east to Wintechog Hill Road, it does go through the transfer station, which is kinda spooky, no lie, but if you keep a sharp eye you can find the blue blazes within the transfer station. The trail is closed just past the transfer station, so I looped back to the trailhead along Wintechog Hill Road. Parts of the trail were slippery and steep up to that point, which is why is didn't go out and back.

hiking
off trail
over grown
1 month ago

Not a 10 mile hike! The trail starts off beautiful but once you hit the dump (yes ... i said dump ) The trail doesn’t exist ... lots of prickers and black ray snakes... was hoping to pick it back up at some point but decided to turn back around. I wish AllTrails were more updated.

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blowdown
bugs
muddy
2 months ago

Lots of gnats. Bees near the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty awesome leg of this trail. The heavy rain likely made for some tricky crossings but also made for some nice waterfalls. No issues following the blazes. Will head back to trek some more soon.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Great trail. Muddy at times in heavy ATV/Off-road areas. Otherwise- nice hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome awesome awesome!!! I absolutely loved this trail. I didn’t explore as much of it as I hoped but will definitely be back. I was on the Gladys Foster Preserve section of trail.

hiking
off trail
over grown
private property
4 months ago

I ran this trail. This trail runs out of blaze 2 miles in. Goes into clear cut where I had to use OnX hunt app to find my way bc the AT map was off trail. Ultimately had to turn back bc “trail” ended at an environmental Barrier in the middle of a clear cut. Not sure if this is new or not but def not through hikeable.

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blowdown
closed
muddy
over grown
rocky
8 months ago

I completed the section between Rte 49 and Rte 2. As others have mentioned, trail maintenance is needed. A minimal amount has been done as I noticed some of the faded blazes had new nail on blazes attached to the trees. There are trees laying across the trail in many places. Some parts of the trail are getting overgrown. The trail itself was an interesting combination of ledges, a few glacial boulders, and many nice easy stretches through the woods. Every now and then you would get a sizable hill to get the blood pumping. The boat ramp at Wyassup lake made for a scenic place to enjoy our trail lunch. Continuing on, we passed by Beaver Pond. There you can see some old beaver damage on the trees as well as a couple of beaver dams. The ever changing landscape and scenery made for a pleasurable hike today.

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closed
over grown
10 months ago

It would be great if anyone cared to maintain it. This is a sad disappointment for trail lovers everywhere

hiking
closed
Fri Jun 14 2019

Trail is closed from Gallup Pond to Wintechog Hill.

hiking
Tue Jan 29 2019

I started on Pendleton Hill Rd (RT 49) in North Stonington. The trail is easy top follow as it is well marked. There are, however, several large trees down across the trail and some maintenance is needed for this. I was only able to do 7.6 miles of the trail as the final 3.1 miles was closed just after crossing CT RT 2. Would've gotten 5 stars if I could have finished...

hiking
Fri Nov 24 2017

Signage at the North Stonington Transfer station still indicates the trail between Wintechog Rd and Rt 2 is still closed. Attempted anyways however had to quickly turn back since all trees with the blue blaze are removed and no sign of the trail exists. Instead parked at Ryder Rd and did the portion to Wyassup Lake and back. Trail is starting to become overgrown and the blue blazes are faded and hard to see.

Tue Nov 07 2017

Did the mid section from Ryder road to Legend Wood Road junction, 4.6 miles. Very scenic. The section south of Wtassup Lake had numerous trees down over the trail making it hard to follow in places. Just north of the Lake was recently cleared and had some great vistas and bluffs.

hiking
Wed Oct 25 2017

Great views near Lantern Hill. Its not well marked about 1.5 miles beyond Lantern Hill and there's some construction over the trail. If i went the right way, there was a decent portion overgrown with brambles and had to bushwack to find the trail further down. 85% of the trail is well marked and clear. Overall good views and pretty with a good mix of varying terrain. Unless you want a 20 mile hike you'll need a buddy or someone to drop off on one end and park on the other. There definitely were a lot of ticks, long pants were a must.

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