Breakheart Loop - Hicks Trail and Newman Trail

MODERATE 157 reviews
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Breakheart Loop - Hicks Trail and Newman Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, Rhode Island that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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I would categorize this as an easy Trail not moderate. It's pretty much a bike path. There was a pretty good hike about a half-mile in but it didn't last long. From there on it was a flat, no frills bike path. That, along with the annoying gun range nearby made this a below than average hike. There are many other better options in Rhode Island.

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1 month ago

The beginning of this route is great for hikers. Some farm ruins and nice varied terrain. As you round the pond and take the right turn after a small bridge this very much becomes a mountain biking circuit. There are some nice opportunities to stray off the main trail and explore a bit but overall this course is more suited to biking. I rate it a 2 out of 5 based on the trails it competes with in the area.

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3 months ago

Easy to get off the trail, not really interesting scenery... for the drive out here wasn't worth it

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3 months ago

These trails are easy to get lost on, but you can go through pretty much any type of scenery you wish, just pick a direction.

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