Logger's Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Logger's Trail is a 1.3 mile out and back trail located near West Greenwich, Rhode Island that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.3 miles
42 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running





A rough path through a recent habitat project, which has energized songbird activity in the area. In 2009, The Nature Conservancy hired a local logger to clear more than 25 acres of dying oak forest west of Plain Road. The resulting re-growth is a vibrant combination of pasture grasses and native berry shrubs that provide habitat for many birds that are declining across the region. The half-mile Logger's Trail traces part of the route that the operator used to haul oak and pine logs out of the area, to a landing close to the road. The trailhead is less than a quarter-mile from the parking lot, branching off from the Coney Brook Trail. Here, an interpretive panel describes the logging project and its benefits to wildlife. With few trees left to blaze, the route is marked by signposts bearing the oak leaf logo of The Nature Conservancy. Two early highlights include a hayfield, which is part of Tillinghast Pond Management Area, but leased to a local farmer, and a historic cemetery tucked behind a stone wall. The Allen-Tanner lot was used as a burial place in the mid-1800s, although many graves were later moved to the Plain Meeting House cemetery down the road. Past the cemetery, the trail drops into a larger clearing, where deer are often seen browsing and hawks hunt from the remaining oak trees. On the north side of the clearing, a bench provides a spot to take in the 4-mile view into Connecticut. The trail concludes at the far end of the hayfield, where it meets the Coney Brook Trail again, coming out of the woods.

3 months ago

Unmaintained, overgrown, and so many ticks.

9 months ago

We took this trail to extend Coney Trail and won't do it again unless it is widened. There is absolutely no way to do this trail without constantly brushing up against saplings and low bushes. If it had been summer time we would have been glistening with ticks.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

So if you have the time it adds a bit to coney or tillinghast if you want. Its nearly undoable its so overgrown at the moment. The ticks, even with protection were absolutely crazy and the ferns were so deep you couldnt tell if you were on ground or a log