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Cliff Walk is a 6.6 mile heavily 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.

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

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6 days ago

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rocky
13 days ago

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private property
rocky
24 days ago

A Newport must for gorgeous ocean views. Overcrowded and frustrating between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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rocky
28 days ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

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

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no shade
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

Pretty walk along the cliffs and mansions.

hiking
3 months ago

The most beautiful place on earth

3 months ago

awesome walk long the water

4 months ago

Therapeutic

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rocky
scramble
4 months ago

GORGEOUS but very windy!!!!

hiking
5 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
5 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
6 months ago

Amazing great walk all along the coast and mansions

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