Narragansett Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews
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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. The trail is rated as moderate 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
1830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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
1 month ago

Trail was extremely overgrown poorly marked and filled with ticks, HIKE WITH CAUTION, 25JUN17

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4 months ago

Hannah trinque is beautiful

4 months ago

beautiful

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hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Such beautiful views!!

trail running
Friday, July 15, 2016

Did an out and back of the first mile for my first real trail run, and it was pretty intense for a run like that. Can't wait for better weather to get some more time in on this trail.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

camping
Monday, November 10, 2014

Great trail. I would agree with what others have said. It is easy to overlook what we have in our back yard here in SE New England, and drive by it on our way to VT and NH. Legend Wood shelter is up on top of a hill with nice views, but if you look at the topo, there is no water source nearby. We had to go to the swamp. I have a nice filter and the water looks good (for a swamp), but I would rather not drink swamp water. So, bring a lot of water, or choose a campsite that has a stream. It is a shame, because I think it is best to concentrate the camping impact in a small area, and not spread it around. It is too bad they chose to locate the site away from water. Some motorized vehicle use in the area, makes it a little more accessible to people who consider three cases of beer a camping necessity.
One of the maps put out by the DEP shows a spur trail off of the trail to the site heading east towards the Narragansett Trail. I could not find that trail, so we had to go around. It is tempting to bushwhack it, but it is really ledgy (if that is a word).

Saturday, April 12, 2014