Cliff Walk

HARD 84 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 difficult. 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.

7.0 miles 423 feet Out & Back

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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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Beautiful views of the coast and mansions but this is def not a hard hike. Kids can do it easily. No climbing of rocks, just casually walking on cliffs (when the road isn't paved).

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4 months ago

Beautiful! A must-do when in Newport. Gorgeous views of the sea and the mansions. Interesting rocks as well. Approximately 3 hour walk with minimal stopping to admire the scenery. Will definitely do it again!

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4 months ago

I highly recommend! It is a beautiful walk and hike along beautiful Newport RI coast along cliffs. Beautiful views and sights! Wonderful views of Newport mansions as well! Be aware that parts of this walk become very difficult and even dangerous. There is a walking path but it is not continuous along entire route. In between the various stretches of walking path you have to walk over rocks that can be tough. The walking path can be picked up at multiple points. The entire full hike took me 3-4 hours round trip. This hike is definitely worth checking out!!!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

This path is labeled hard because the last third of it is quite rocky, unpaved and wild. Though it is by the shore, so I'd say if you were to "do the whole thing" as locals say, I'd say it's Moderately difficult not hard. The first two thirds is paved, near lots and lots of fancy home of dead and living rich people, so there are quite a few tourists a foot. Come off season though and it's lovely.

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4 months ago

Awesome trail! Stunning views! Very easy even for small kids.

4 months ago

Great trail with great ocean views!

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