Long Pond Woods Trail

MODERATE 172 reviews

Long Pond Woods Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

4.2 miles
429 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers




no dogs

11 days ago

Loved it, love a of climbing and views to keep the kids entertained. A bit challenging at times especially if you haven't done a lot of hiking but not too bad.

20 days ago

I apparently have given all of my hikes 5 stars, but this one is the real 5-star hike! Was surprisingly challenging given how flat RI tends to be. Beautiful views of Long pond after scaling a massive boulder. Will definitely be back again!

2 months ago

great hike with a number of vistas. You do have to know where the side trails are to get the great views. the trail is more than moderate.

3 months ago

This was my first down and back trail, this is a good one nice inclines and declines. It was a good hike with beautiful views and gets the heart pumping.

5 months ago

This is not a moderate trail but one of my favorites! Don’t forget to bring water! Absolutely Beautiful!

5 months ago

We love this trail but must disagree with "moderate" rating. This is a difficult trail with scrambling up many rock formations

6 months ago

I've lived in Rhode Island a long time. One thing I've learned is that Rhode Island is flat. Yellow dot trail is more like New Hampshire that little Rhody. Glaciers cut deep grooves making the trail a series of climbs and descents. Less than a mile in from North road I called it quits. Beautiful area. Worth the drive.

7 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful woods with several steep ups and downs to make it challenging. Unfortunately I couldn't see much of the pond from the overlook due to the trees.

7 months ago

This was ok. easy at first, some definite rock scrambling further down the path. But in August you couldn't really see any of the ponds outside of a glimpse through some trees. Interesting to do once, not sure I'll be back.

8 months ago

This was my first time hiking and loved it. Trail can be hard to negotiate at times do to the angle of the rocks. Use caution if raining, rocks will be slippery. There is basic climbing required, not good if you're just looking to walk. bring lots of water and snacks.

9 months ago

10 months ago

We intended to go to Long Pond but ended up taking the left trail and went out to Asheville pond. Lots and lots of Gypsy Moth Caterpillars. But a very nice hike.

11 months ago

My favorite RI hike so far. Be prepared for a good bit of steep hill climbing. Gorgeous area. Well maintained and marked. Just don't forget you bug spray :)

11 months ago

I will be going back as often as I can.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beautiful place with plenty of challenging climbs.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

entertaining, not too easy but easy enough to make you focus on the nature surrounding you. highly recommend this trail

Friday, April 07, 2017

This trail is awesome. Has a rock rift to climb (featured in Moonrise Kingdom.) Rhododendrons abound. Set up the hammock and listened to shots fired in the distance.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

A really nice walk.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Very nice trail spring, summer and fall

Monday, March 06, 2017

Spectacular views. The mountain laurel and mossy rocks give this section of woods a storybook feel. Favorite spot in RI, hands down.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

great circuit. definitely challenging towards the end but worth the hike

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Exciting !

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

nice hike

Sunday, November 06, 2016

best trail in RI

Friday, November 04, 2016

Really love this for a workout! Combining trail and roads, 2nd time here.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hiked from Canochet Rd lot down to Ashville Pond to Stubtown Rd lot. Then opted to return walking the back roads for a little more aerobic walk. There is a spot on the trail down where you have to do an immediate u turn on a ledge that is not clearly marked! But having AllTrails shows you exactly where you are so you can't get lost.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Not sure if we parked in the wrong location, trail was nice, lots of rocky inclines but lost the yellow trail abruptly. Just suddenly ended. Tried to find another trail, drove to another spot that looked like it would take us to another pond but nothing was marked.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Going on a hike this weekend! can't wait! thank you all for the cool reviews :)

Monday, September 26, 2016

I loved this hike. Has some challenging and rocky sections. Overall, it was a very enjoyable hike. Incorporated Yawgoog pond, Ell pond, and Long pond into this hike and turned it into a 8.5 mile hike.
Definitely one of the better hikes in Rhode Island. I will definitely return.

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