Cliff Walk

MODERATE 128 reviews

Cliff Walk is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newport, Rhode Island that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

Backyard views of the famous mansions to one side, a beautiful rocky coastline to the other Would you call a home with 70 rooms a cottage? If not, you're obviously not Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The Breakers, the "summer cottage" of the 19th-century multimillionaire, is one of a dozen mansions in Newport that are now by far the city's top attractions. Many of the homes are open to the public for tours, giving you a peek into the lives of the privileged. For a view of the mansions from the backyards, take the Cliff Walk, which runs south along Newport's cliffs from Easton's Beach (also called First Beach) to Bailey's Beach. The promenade has views of opulent mansions on one side and the rocky coastline on the other; walking any section of it is worth the effort.

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trail running
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walking
18 days ago

Lovely walk by the sea and historic homes..nice afternoon stroll.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

This hike is easy by all means, but still has beautiful views. There is a concrete paved path for the majority of the hike and is heavily populated with tourists. In my opinion the only thing really making it worth while was the "off limits" trails where you could actually climb down the cliffs and go to the water and get some gorgeous views away from the crowds.

trail running
29 days ago

I started at panera bread, up to cliff walk then to ocean drive and back to panera bread, does anyone know the distance of the ocean drive? It took me 3 hours walking and running. A fantastic work out!

1 month ago

A gorgeous hike along the coastal rocks, located close to both the mansions and downtown.

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walking
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Easy/Relaxing trail with a little bit of rock scrambling in certain parts so be sure to wear sneakers or comfortable shoes. Plenty of rocks to climb off the trail to just sit back & take in the ocean views. The cliff walk is a must do if you're ever in the Newport area. If I every go back I plan to do it again!

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