Lime Rock Preserve Trail

EASY 34 reviews

Lime Rock Preserve Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lincoln, Rhode Island that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

no dogs

Just 10 minutes from downtown Providence, this forested trail provides scenic views of the former town reservoir. The Lime Rock Preserve is unique for its variety of habitats including woodlands, streams, open water and calcareous ledges. The Moshassuck River and the Manton Reservoir are both highlights along the trail. The 130 acre Preserve is an excellent place to watch the seasons change, take in the views of the pond, look for birds like migrant warblers, or look for animal tracks in the snow. Ledges of dolomitic marble produce a special calcareous soil that nurtures 30 rare plant species - more than any other site in Rhode Island. Beautiful ferns and wildflowers grow along ridges of recrystallized limestone. An abandoned electric rail-bed on western edge of the property provides scenic views of the former town reservoir.

walking
1 day ago

Very pretty and quiet. I want to keep picking up my speed!

hiking
27 days ago

nice quick walk. uphill mostly. nice view of water. lots of bugs in your face. saw a little snake.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

it was beautiful saw a snake and frog. and the kids enjoyed it.

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hiking
7 months ago

Nice, easy trail

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

treat

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

great little hike with very clear markings!

hiking
9 months ago

great little hike with very clear markings!

Monday, July 25, 2016

A forrested gem in the middle of civilization. It was very enjoyable.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Very well marked, clean and quiet. Lots of variety from small hills with steps to bed of rocks covered trail. Especially enjoyed finding the small lake in the far point of this trail

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Great easy trail.

walking
Saturday, July 09, 2016