Cliff Walk

MODERATE 99 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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gorgeous trail. Ocean on one side, mansions on the other. what's not to like?

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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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