Cliff Walk

MODERATE 114 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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25 days ago

Awesome!

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hiking
1 month ago

Excellent walk with ocean views and mansion views trail well maintained some rocky portions though easily passed. Bring your water mostly in the sun.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and most of the path is maintained and easy. However, there were a number of spots where you had to travel over rocks and granite, so wear appropriate shoes.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail overall with unparalleled ocean views on one side and majestic mansions on the other. It would have been a 5 stars had overgrown bushes been trimmed to allow hikers an easy passage.

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