Cliff Walk is a 6.6 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 bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 324 feet Route Type: 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.

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful views of the ocean and the mansions that grace the cliffs property. This trail was and easy hike and most of the path is paved. This app should do a better job at explaining where to park. The trailhead has no parking and the adjacent street, Cliff Street, has No Parking signs all along it. We were fortunate to have found a side street that was about at the halfway point of the trail and there was and access point there.

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rocky
13 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Gorgeous walk along the rocks and water. Plenty of places to get off the path and look for shells or rest in the shade. We brought a picnic and it was perfect. I come here frequently to get cardio in while at the beach!

walking
1 month ago

Very easy waking path. Paved so you can bring stroller. Many dots for a picnic

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no shade
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Crowds thin as you go along. Beautiful views the whole way.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful walk! I loved the combination of the sidewalk, civilization, and then in contrast, the wild scape areas along the rocks where there were exhilarating ocean views, lovely flowers, & impressive mansions. It was a feast for the senses. We also turned it into a loop by walk back along Bellevue Avenue enjoying the front side of the mansions we just walked behind.

walking
1 month ago

Pretty walk along the cliffs and mansions.

hiking
2 months ago

The most beautiful place on earth

2 months ago

awesome walk long the water

3 months ago

Therapeutic

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scramble
3 months ago

GORGEOUS but very windy!!!!

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail right on the water edge for off season. We turned it into a loop by waking back on the roads past the Newport Mansions.

walking
4 months ago

Great for running. Rocky at points. High traffic because it’s a popular tourist spot. Beautiful view of the ocean and the mansions.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing great walk all along the coast and mansions

6 months ago

Very scenic! Be willing to rock hop to complete the entire walk. Bring your camera and plenty of snacks and plenty of h2O.

hiking
6 months ago

Very vivid trail via onshore. Second part is more beautiful part as you are walking near ocean line, jumping from one rock to another. Great workout for a day.

walking
7 months ago

One of the coolest trails on the East Coast. Beautiful views of the rocky shores and water along the way. There are amazing houses/ buildings to look at on the other side. Very well maintained. The beach at the end is so perfect with clear water and pretty wildflowers. Took us a little over 3 hours.

9 months ago

Great walk. the south end of it does get slightly tricky so wear good sneakers. I started from the middle went north then did the entire length of the trail. it took me about 3 hours. but I did stop at the University there and walked the campus which was maybe 30 mins. I would definitely do it again

9 months ago

Beautiful views on the water. Friendly trail to walk.

walking
10 months ago

Love it! Parking can be a bit of a hassle for busy days but a wonderful area!

10 months ago

Great hike! Take water if a hot day, and maybe call an uber driver to take you back to start.

trail running
10 months ago

It was amazing! It’s perfect for running and hiking. The view is breathtaking.

hiking
10 months ago

I've hiked this trail several times but never hiked the entire length of the trail. It is incredibly scenic esp at the point at Ocean Avenue where all the mansions are.

11 months ago

Great hike! We started south and ended north. Not many fellow hikers at the start but by the end (closer to the north entrance) it got more crowded.

Friday, June 15, 2018

My teenage daughter and I had a great time on Cliff Walk. Highly recommend !

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