Maxwell Mays

EASY 48 reviews

Maxwell Mays is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coventry, Rhode Island that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until December.

4.5 miles
246 feet

kid friendly



wild flowers


no dogs

1 month ago

Beautiful trail but my hiking app says it is only 3 miles so a little shorter than anticipated.

5 months ago

Very easy trail, pleasant for a nice walk through nature.

5 months ago

nice trails. some of the trail is a little over grown but you can get by. old historical cemetery located on the white trail.

8 months ago

Some mildly challenging sections, but not too difficult.
Great scenery. A favorite.

9 months ago

Nice trail. However right now lots of gypsy moth silk to go through

10 months ago

great flat trail with brooks and nice pond

Sunday, February 05, 2017

We had a nice hike

Friday, October 28, 2016

Beautiful fall weather, quiet trails and waterfront view. Great nature walk.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nice easy walk in the woods.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

It was very pleasant. A nice walk through different areas. I was surprised not to see any birdhouses in the meadows though, since it is an Audubon area. Came across some deer as I was on my way out, so that was cool.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nice trail! Although, gypsy moths have taken over the entire trail, and they were a bit of a nuisance.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Enjoyed this trail and will be back. Not too difficult and nice length.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hiked the white trail. Marked well and very easy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

great hike. there are maps at trail head but take it with a grain pod salt. there are a couple extra trails not on the map. not difficult either. following GPS will get you list the trail is on the other side of road clearly marked by a sign. so don't turn down the road GPS says to. it is on 102

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Great trail..only thing with all hints is the GPS is wrong to the entrance. It's right on RT 102 on the left..not off another road. See people's recorded tracks to see where it starts compared to where pin is located for location. Other than that perfect hike the trail is awesome. .

Sunday, May 10, 2015

I hiked this trail on 5/8/15 - it was a late Friday afternoon after work. The address is 2082 Victory Highway, Coventry, Rhode Island. This is an actual trail and not a path, especially after the first section which goes through a field. Easy enough for all ages and skill levels, but it has enough features and small elevation changes to make it fun and interesting for everyone. I did the Carr Pond trail and then the Hammond Hill section to complete the loop. This ended up just about 3.4 miles for me which included some side exploration and it took me just about an hour. Nobody else was on the trail but it's looks pretty well worn so I'm thinking a fair amount of people must visit during peak times. I would definitely recommend this hike.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

We took this hike as part of an Audubon program studying vernal pools. The trails were easy and pretty, and the story behind the property was interesting.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

These January thaws are a tease, but they still are a wonderful chance to get out in mid-winter and enjoy some of our finer nature trails. This was my second visit to Maxwell Mays. My first was very shortly after it opened, when only the white-blazed Carr Pond Trail was open. Since then, the new Hammet Hill trail has opened, more than doubling the amount of available trail. This newest portion offers plenty of fairly rugged, glacial-type terrain, as well as some interesting boulders.

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