Block Island Southeast Lighthouse Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Block Island Southeast Lighthouse Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Block Island, Rhode Island that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 265 feet Route Type: Out & Back


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The trail starts with a trailhead that leads to a steep 141 step staircase offering views of the bluffs and the ocean. At the end of the staircase, the trail becomes rocky and requires the use of a rope and hand coordination to scale the downward slope that leads to the beach below. Once the beach is reached, there are large waves that extend far out onto the rocky beach. The trail will soon lead to a rocky upward slope that requires scaling without a rope or fall protection until a fenced viewpoint is reached. Once the fenced viewpoint is reached, there are more views of the bluffs, beaches, and ocean. The trail will then smoothen and become bordered with wild plants and flowers. The trail ends at the Pilot Hill Rd parking lot.

Sun Sep 02 2018

The trail required climbing but was an enjoyable hike.

Tue Jul 17 2018