Lime Rock Preserve Trail

EASY 37 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.

3 days ago

I marked it a 5 star but this was really only my 3rd hike so I don't have much to compare it to...but the path was great. Very easy to follow.
Note: There are 2 loops...blue is shorter but looks like a lot of uphill. Yellow is longer and leads to a pretty lake...but much flatter.

walking
7 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Extremely buggy, but nice view of the water.

walking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

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

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hiking
8 months ago

Nice, easy trail

8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

treat

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

great little hike with very clear markings!

hiking
10 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.