Arcadia Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Arcadia Trail is a 10.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Arcadia, Rhode Island that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.5 miles
833 feet

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There are several different trails within Arcadia State Forest, most of the trailed are linked together at some point or another. The main trails are marked fairly well. There are two sides to Arcadia - North of Route 165 and Sounth of Route 165. Most of the parking is just off of Route 165, so its better to choose 1 side or the other, before heading out. **Keep in mind there is also hunting in these woods, wear bright clothing**

6 days ago

Did the smaller of the trails and it was a good hike. My husband and I did the trail around the pond. Beautiful scenes, saw the waterfall, and got a decent sweat out of it.

10 months ago

Did the western section and the trail seems to go on and off Summit RD. We stayed on the road as I knew the area. at the intersection of Summit and Arcadia Roads the trail looks like it is supposed to go through the fish hatchery but there were signs say no admission. We ended up staying on the road heading back to our vehicle. This is why my 2 start rating.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

nice view and good spot for biking

Monday, November 07, 2016


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Parked near the canoe launch, gorgeous little area with a bathroom. Picked up the yellow trail, followed it across the road and eventually lost the trail. We ran into a family that had a printed map and that was a big help but still struggled a bit to stay on a trail towards the end. Kept listening for the sounds of cars and followed the river back towards the road. Followed what looked liked white triangles and then picked up a blue trail.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Perfect with the kids! Perimeter of pond just long enough for younger kids. Great time away from the beach.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

These are the trails East of Bates Schoolhouse Road and South of Ten Rod Road (Rte165). I started the hike on Mt. Tom Trail, entering the woods from the Bates School House Road Point. I was immediately impressed with the clear yellow markings for the trail. This amazement turned to confusion a quarter mile into the trail as there were both yellow and blue markings. Than the yellow disappeared and left the blue. As we continued up the trail, the blue now became white and then eventually disappeared altogether. The saving grace was the well worn trails and the map downloaded from AllTrails along with my gps.

The trails hiked were beginners trails at best. No exertion required. Nice woodsy atmosphere but nothing really worthy of pictures. This would be a good family hike with younger children. .

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We couldn't find the trail head for the Arcadia trail, so we went around the pond, up a road and we found it! the trails are very well marked, but with out a map you really don't know where you are going. I looked all over for a map! thought I would find one on this site. disappointed on that. But it was a nice day.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Arcadia Trail itself is out-and-back, but, being nestled in the Arcadia Management Area, it is possible to loop this into many other trails. Today, I went the out-and-back route. Many people may not like the fact that you get too close to Route 95. However, the trail does coincide with the North-South Trail for a significant period, including, but not limited to the Boulder Field. It also takes you to the Roaring Brook site, an excellent lunch location.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nice place. Nothing amazing. Worth a trip. All trails worth a trip.

Monday, September 02, 2013

I was looking for the Ben Utter trail but there was no signs for it. I ended up doing part of the North South Trail

Thursday, June 06, 2013

I parked at the Arcadia management area and there are plenty of trails off of the main road that runs through it. I only spent a couple hours there but had a great time on the trails. Not a lot of people there either. I went last weekend of May.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Couldn't find the trail. I used used the google maps link and it lead me to a posted private driveway. There were no signs for the trail in that area. Disappointing.

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