Long Pond Woods Trail

MODERATE 194 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.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
429 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

Great, challenging hike with very steep climbs - about 5 ups and downs before the view. Avoid when rainy as the rocks can be slick. Worth the view though!

walking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Super challenging hike with nearly vertical climbs. A good workout. Like another reviewer I saw two large black snakes. This hike will be really nice in the fall!

2 months ago

Really nice view!

It’s easy and slowly get to be med-hard

hiking
3 months ago

This was a pretty sweet hike for RI. There’s a couple cool spots to chill for a bit. Saw a few turkey vultures and two large black snakes up in a tree, that was surprising haha.

3 months ago

This is one my favorite

3 months ago

amazing, challenging, and beautiful views of the pond

4 months 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.

hiking
4 months 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!

6 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.

hiking
7 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.

hiking
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

hiking
10 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.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 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.

hiking
11 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.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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 :)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

I will be going back as often as I can.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beautiful place with plenty of challenging climbs.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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

hiking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Exciting !

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