Browning Mill Pond & Tefft Hill

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Hope Valley, Rhode Island

Browning Mill Pond & Tefft Hill is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hope Valley, Rhode Island that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 32 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

running

lake

river

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This hike is a combination of the Browning Mill Pond and Tefft Hill hikes found in Walks in the Watershed. A Browning Mill Pond Roaring Brook hike is also found in Weekend Walks in Rhode Island. The hike is about 5 miles long, and should take around 2 hours. Most of the walk is on single-track woodland trails typical of Arcadia. There are some small hills, and the trails are wet in spots and often rocky.

running
flooded
muddy
rocky
washed out
11 days ago

Great technical run! I loved the challenging terrain in spots. Great for a short hike or run.

Foot bridges. Water. Nice yellow trail. Part of Arcadia

hiking
bugs
muddy
16 days ago

Really great trail, a bit muddy but a pleasant and tranquil trail. Wish more people would wear the masks like we did but other than that it was nice!

hiking
muddy
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

we had a fantastic time on this hike. sounds great rocks, reutzel over the place and Walmart. lots of different places to get down to the water as well as it has to be filled with beautiful birds and peepers. if you're not careful your shoes can definitely get muddy after some rain. we really enjoyed watching all the fishermen catch fish. recommended for all ages.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Really nice hike! It was muddy in some areas but usually there was a way to get over or around it without getting messy.

Easy def not moderate

Always lovely and peaceful

hiking
flooded
muddy
2 months ago

When we first arrived on a Friday afternoon there were several groups of people. One group was on an offset blasting music/bass which could be heard during most of our walk. Trail was well marked (yellow). Flooded and muddy in places but with natural “walkways” to get over or planks/bridges. About halfway around the pond loop we came to a waterfall/brook area that was nice to stop at as well as a gorgeous fence/meadow outlook spot. (This part we would rate a 4) The rest of the trail was mostly dead vegetation and mud. A little dreary. Overall seems more like a fun place to hang out than a nature getaway. We probably wouldn’t return but fine that we checked it out.

walking
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was closed in portions. Had to walk on rd

hiking
bridge out
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

mountain biking
blowdown
rocky
5 months ago

Always a delight!

hiking
9 months ago

Great for kids bring your swim trunks.

hiking
over grown
9 months ago

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

fun short hike. far end of this pond is posted do not enter

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail for running and the pups. There are a lot of roots on the trail that pose a challenge if you bring a jogging stroller so bring a friend to help. Completely shaded throughout the entire trail.

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