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 and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding.
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.
Nice, easy trail
A forrested gem in the middle of civilization. It was very enjoyable.
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
Great easy trail.
Just started hiking and this was a great place to start. GF and I did the 1.75m yellow trail with our small dog in tow and the three of us had a blast. Will go again and would highly recommend.
Great hike, beautiful scenery. Trails are blue and yellow- we walked both in a little over an hour. Fitbit tracked the walk as 2 miles. Went off the paths a little. Can't wait to go back!
I am overweight, out of shape, and have a herniated disc that causes sciatica. I had never been hiking before and after one hike on this trail, I'm hooked!
Love this little spot. It's a very easy walk but very peaceful and opens up to a nice little body of water. I love walking the dog here for something not overly strenuous.
Really easy hike. Peaceful. Saw some of the RI marble.
Great family hike. My 10 and 12 year old love it.