Cliff Walk

MODERATE 147 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
252 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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12 days ago

I went yesterday and saw no more than 20 people, as it was a tad cold. Great views. Mostly paved with some rockier areas, thus I'd recommend hiking boots to do the entirety of the trail.

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13 days ago

Can't get better for ocean views. Beautiful.

walking
29 days ago

If you haven’t done this “hike” you absolutely should. Beautiful ocean scenery backed by Newport’s famous mansions make it one of the most romantic walking excursions in New England.

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1 month ago

Great views on this trail.

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Beautiful path that includes impressive ocean views and famous mansions while you walk along the rugged rocky shoreline. Make sure you bring a camera and sneakers!

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