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Long Pond Woods Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hope Valley, Rhode Island that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 429 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Blowdown

Bugs

Rocky

Scramble

No dogs

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Chris Macri
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

One of the best hikes I’ve ever been on in Rhode Island. Late fall, winter and early spring are all good times to go because you get better views and less bugs. If you go in the summer, bring extra water and bug spray. The Ashville pond section is not as well traveled but the terrain is better for young hikers.

Christian Tarpey
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Hiking

Great trail. Lots of bugs

Insley H.
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HikingBugsRockyScramble
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Kristen Meizoso
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HikingRockyScramble

Rated moderate, but on the challenging side near Ell Pond and Long Pond. Lots of rocks and some climbing. Rhododendrons were very cool.

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J V
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HikingRocky

Great trail. Parked at far end/Stubtown Rd, lots of parking spots. Easy hike first 1.5 miles (to the middle parking lot). Keep hiking toward Long Pond. Yellow trail the whole way. Quite a few rock climbs between miles 2-4. Beautiful views of Long Pond, find the overlook trail. Easy again between 4-5.5 miles back to car. Plan 2.5-3 hours.

Ashley Battey
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HikingRocky

This was a nice trail. I ended up at the middle entrance from the directions from here. I went to the left is was nice... easy on the way to the pond but the way back was a nice little workout lol but nothing terrible. Lots of dragonfly’s at this time. I’ll come back when I have the time to do the whole thing.

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L .
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Hiking

One of the most beautiful spots in RI. Lots of rocks, some steep sections (for the state). Followed the yellow blazes from the parking lot, did not go back to Asheville Pond. Kid’s would have a blast - it’s a quick one. I have not been here in quite a few years, will be bringing my toddler back for sure.

Karl Kohler
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Hiking

Great Hike well marked and worn, A definite Moderate, actually challenging at points. Very scenic will have to go back fall or winter to enjoy the vistas.

Jenny Hikes
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Hiking

Left to Ashland pond was really easy, lots of mountain laurel. Then right towards long pond it gets a little more challenging huge rhododendrons and boulders but also more traffic. Nice views over the pond.

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Glenn Flosdorf
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HikingRocky

The Elle-Long Pond Trail is one of my favorites in the area. Lots of elevation change.

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Michael P
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Amelia Grimes
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HikingRocky
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Joseph Centeno
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HikingBugsRocky

I did the portion of the trail that skirts the edge of Long Pond, but did not go the reverse direction to Ashville Pond. It was very beautiful and full of life. The trail winds over, down, and around large rock formations within the woods. There are a few amazing viewpoints and one at the very end that was breathtaking. By far my favorite hike in RI so far.

Jacob Nathan
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Hiking

Hard and steep at times. Easy at first. Very beautiful.

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Jack Anderson
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Hiking

I parked on old Rockville rd (closest to long pond lookout) but ended up passing by all the parking areas anyways. I think I’d start at the furthest next time just to make it a straight out and back, but you GOTTA hit the rhodo forest section from Rockville rd lot that meets up with the main trail. Will I EVER see these rhododendrons bloom??

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Alex Bewley
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HikingRockyScramble

This is my favorite trail in RI. A few good rock scrambles to put your calves to the test. Every day is leg day at Long pond. If you are less experienced or have young children that aren’t experienced with steep elevation gains I would suggest parking at the North Road trail head. This trail is crowded however most of the people I interact with here are very outgoing and seem just as happy to be out and about as Apollo and I are.

Aimee Berling
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HikingRocky

This trail was amazing. I’d classify this as more rock climbing than a walking trail. Many climbs were straight vertical inclines. Did some bear crawls to get up them. Must wear good hiking boots. Sneakers not recommended at all. Packed a lunch and ate out on big ledge across the pond which was about 2miles out. My recording says 7miles but it’s actually about 4.5miles in total. Think the gps logged my route twice.

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Christine Sullivan
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HikingBugsRocky

There are 3 entrances to this trail. I didn’t know that. When I connected to maps it brought me to what was apparently the middle entrance. I entered the trail and there was an option to go right or left. So I figured I would just go out and back one way, then out and back the other way. If you want a pleasant simple hike go left. If you would like a more difficult hike with steep inclines and declines go right. I was honestly shocked we even have that type of geography in RI. I went left first, back and went right. I did not double back on the trail to the right to get back to my car. It was pretty crowded, getting dim within the woods and the bugs were out of control, so I just walked a loop on North Road back to the car.

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Dave Chenot
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Bird WatchingRocky

one of the few trails in RI with a bunch of rocky areas to climb up and down on. please note that other than the main trail with yellow blazes there are noon for some of the side trails to rock vistas etc. so keep your eyes peeled.

Roseline Hernandez
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HikingRockyScramble

Hiked 5/14/20: This is a very fun trail. We started by going down to Ashville Pond. There are a few trees blown down that are blocking the trail, but it is still passable with some maneuvering. You get a great view of the pond from two different sides. At this point we were the only ones on the trail therefore social distancing wasn’t needed. We embarked on the 2nd half of the hike. This is definitely more challenging, there are three spots with rock scrambles. It is doable, just take your time and watch your steps. At this point, there were a lot more people on the trail, it was nice to see all different age groups in here, from kids to teenagers to some of the older crowd. Everyone was nice and respected each other’s spaces. The trail gets very narrow in places so it was tricky pulling to the side to let others go. Some people had trouble finding the summit, but we made it with no issues. Gorgeous view at the top. Would do it again.

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