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Breakheart Loop - Hicks Trail and Newman Trail

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Arcadia Management Area

Breakheart Loop - Hicks Trail and Newman Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily 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.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 239 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Fishing

Hiking

Mountain biking

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Recordings (263)
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Marlena-Ray Breault
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Hiking

Not as much scenery as I would have preferred.

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claire sampson
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Alex Bewley
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HikingMuddy

Some rocks but I would consider this easy. Enjoyable hike.

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Heather B.
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Hiking

Beautiful, easy and enjoyable hike!!

Les Robinson
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Hiking

Perfect for short and easy escape for an hour or so. The pond is a peaceful place. Medium traffic the day I hiked.

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Kaileigh LeBlanc
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Hiking

Really nice trail, a few really wet spots Th directions brought us to a little lot a ways a way from where the trail starts where we had to walk, which was fine but there is a way to the actual trail start!

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Kelsi-Mariah Oresman
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Shelley Pelletier
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Hiking

Enjoyed the trail. Many off shoots to explore. Went early be mindful to wear orange. Will go back soon.

Teresa Graziano
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great trail for beginners

Nicholas Bucklin
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Carl Richards
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Amanda Heim
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This was easily my favorite trail so far since I've moved to RI. My dog and I were the only ones there when we first showed up today and it was beautifully quiet. We had a little bit of a hard time finding our turn at the top of the hill to come back towards the lake, but once we found the trail it was beautifully marked and we enjoyed all of the little bridge crossings. I highly recommend starting out to your left (if you're facing the lake in the parking lot) so you end the hike with all of the Brooks and stream crossings!

Tony Keefe
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Jim Neil
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Nadia M.
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Charlie Tate
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Hiking

very well marked out trial. one big hill but otherwise I think it should have been marked easy.

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Joel Freed
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Not clearly marked as some other trails. App helped keep us stay on the right path!

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Chloe Z
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Hiking

What a fabulous trail this is! Hiked it on a beautiful 60° day in January with my humans. Wide trail with sturdy footing beautiful views of the ponds. Definitely coming back here to explore some of the trails that shoot off of this one. Wear orange!!! There was a generous amount of shotgun firing going on surrounding us. Not too close but self-preservation is key! Get out there and hike!

Meagan L.
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Hiking

There were no maps that we could find, trails were clearly marked but if you don’t know the area you don’t know where you’re going. Also be careful towards sundown, there was a group of people attempting to break into my car.

Christopher LeBlanc
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Hiking

We went on breakheart connected with Newman then holy grail and finished back at breakheart. About 4.5 miles. Went end of November. Beautiful fall hike. Well marked except holy grail trail. Wear orange during hunting season. Enjoy!

Xavier Pedroza
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Hiking

Beautiful area but vests are required to hike here for most of the fall and winter.

Brittani Fleury
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Hiking

Great trail to hike with dogs. Map was helpful but trails are marked and wide. Will be back!

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Cory Cloud
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Sarai Mulvey
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Great easy trail. We took it slow and enjoyed the beautiful pond views. Parh was clear and marked well, very easy to follow.

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Kayla Margaret
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Despite some bugs (comes with the territory) and some long grass, this trail was pretty and had some great hills. I personally liked the wide trails. There are a lot of forks so the map came in handy.

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