Great Swamp Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews

Great Swamp Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Kingstown, Rhode Island that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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3 months ago

Not a big fan of walking alongside power lines.

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4 months ago

Flat trail but buggiest walk we have been on. Talk your bug spray with you.

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7 months ago

There was not much scenery other than in the very first part of the trail. It got boring quickly. There are other trails such as Tri Pond Park that are better.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

Completed on 4/8/17. I have mixed feelings about this hike. More of dirt/crossroads type track. The power lines don't create the greatest vibe. Quite a few people by mid-morning. But on the flip-side the swamp area is beautiful. So many different types of birds and waterfowl. The ospreys and their nests are pretty neat. The pond is also really nice. So overall I'm glad I came and I would recommend it for anyone that likes bird-watching and water-views. Some great scenery. I would definitely recommend taking the trail to the pond off the main loop

8 months ago

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fun , easy trail.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nice walk. Very kid friendly