Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Trail

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Exeter, Rhode Island

Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Exeter, Rhode Island that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 200 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

no dogs

Buggy.

hiking
21 days ago

Great trails, well marked. Kids really enjoyed all the different elements of the terrain.

hiking
24 days ago

Great Mother’s Day hike today! Very well marked trails and not too trafficked

Late afternoon with Lou. Beautiful, sunny and warm. Happy that the Audubon refuge is open. Parking lot was packed, but we took the orange trail (to the left —the road less travelled), so it wasn’t too crowded. Lovely. (But forgot to turn off all trails right away at the end...oops...oh well.)

This is the outer loop. It is a nice hike with some elevation and different terrains. Enjoy!

1 month ago

Could be listed as three separate one mile trails, the last of which meanders around someone's home. Well marked and well maintained though.

running
1 month ago

Well maintained, easy to follow trails. Great for all hiking abilities. We had a blast trail running through the pine groves and over the boardwalks. NO PETS ALLOWED

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike today on the blue trail. Great for our family of five with three under the age of 6. Nice views of the lake with lots of different types of scenery to keep everybody interested. Well marked and well groomed trails while still feeling like you’re deep in the woods. Highly recommended for hikers of all abilities.

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

Great little leisurely hike! Very well marked with pleasant views of the pond, fields and woods. A little bit rooty at spots but overall easy hike. Can’t wait to come back once things start blooming! Lots of bird viewing spots and neat old cemetery to check out. Looking forward to coming back!

hiking
2 months ago

great trail. the lower loops by the water might be better for little ones. trail is marked beautifully-no fear of getting lost. even if the lot was full, I only ran into 4 people my entire time.

Nice evening

Nice hike around the pond and along the brook. Have to come bake when the Forest is green and in bloom.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a pretty trail, especially with the prior night's light snowfall. This loop is not 3.3 miles, we did the blue trail and then the white and didn't even crack 3 miles. It's a very pretty trail that goes through a small white pine forest. Very magical! Super easy, not a lot of uphills or rocks to climb. It's a preserve so no worries about hunters. There are parts that have man-made wood "boardwalks" (for lack of a better term), that are super slippery in ice/snow. Be careful with little kids!

Great trail. The blue and yellow trail is great for little ones.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike rooty though brook waterfall pond cemetery!

First time here, definitely wont be my last. It was great and exactly what I needed today. Well marked and easy to navigate the blue trail for someone who has roughly zero experience navigating a trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Lovely trail. Well maintained. Blue loop is very scenic. Even a clean bathroom at the trailhead in January! Great for kids with many small bridges and changes in scenery. Will definitely be back.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

great trail for kids.

hiking
7 months ago

wow! what an amazing trail. very very well maintained and marked, and the views with the foliage were incredible. would 100% go back and do that blue trail a million times.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is a well deserving 5 star between the scenery and maintained paths was just great. While hiking passed two volunteers maintaining the trail was really cool to see. This trail had everything i like woods, waterfall (small) but still a waterfall and beautiful pond with great autumn color. Highly recommend this trail!

hiking
7 months ago

Really nice trail. Very pretty in the fall.

hiking
9 months ago

So beautiful. Scenery constantly changing. Well maintained. Went 2 days in a row.

hiking
10 months ago

Great to bring little kids

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

The trail was pretty well cleared and maintained. we picked a rough day to go; hot and humid and flying bug Central.

hiking
11 months ago

Great clearly marked trails. First time here and it's a little overgrown in some places which means more bugs and chance of bites. I went in the middle of the day on a holiday and I didnt come across one person on this trail the whole time I was on it, which was about 40minutes since I stopped in places to look at the water and explore the cemetary. Lovely bird sounds. when it would get really quiet it would scare me since some sections are budding with bird sounds. The way I went by the little water source had very little rise and fall in elevation. Nice quick hike. Great place to take kids and friends. There were a few places to sit along the way. might come back in the fall to compare or checkout the other side. All in all, it was a lovely, mostly shaded, option. Since I'm a woman the remoteness does give me pause. Might not come back unless I bring someone with me. Oh, also good to mention, there are signs for no dogs. since it's a sanctuary I assume there is no hunting (good for us hikers)..Signs also discouraged trail running (to help preserve nature)..This would be a perfect trail for running if it was allowed. The terrain is perfect for that. I will confess, I sped through a few sections because they were too narrow or they looked fun (and also to dodge the bugs). Take care to stay on the trails. This area is pretty because its obviously been well cared for and well-maintained. Trails close at dusk.

hiking
11 months ago

Wide and well-cleared, also nice and shady with some pretty meadow and brook views. Really clear markings. Loved the elevation changes for running, but there were a noticeable amount of roots that I tripped on once. i'm ok :) I'll definitely come back!

Sun Jun 02 2019

Trail is well maintained and marked. It is great to teach your kids about trail blazes and how to follow them. No dogs allowed.

hiking
Sun Mar 24 2019

Really nice trail. Very well marked! Come into the reserve from the west if you don’t have a vehicle with clearance.

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