Melville Park Trails

EASY 22 reviews

Melville Park Trails is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Portsmouth, Rhode Island that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.8 miles
55 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking





wild flowers



old growth

Melville Pond Nature Preserve has five marked trails (some better marked than others), numerous side trails and walking access to Narragansett Bay, all totaling over 4.5 miles. Grassy and semipaved access roads are also present on the preserve, allowing walkers to mix up their trail choices and extend their walks. A path is also present along a bordering fence. There may be wet spots at certain times of year, so appropriate footgear is advised. Thorny bushes and Poison Ivy may be found on parts of all trails and, in July and August, mosquitoes and ticks may be present. Poison Ivy is prevelent this year and is quite dense at the extreme western extent of the blue trail, near the Lower Pond. Although the trails can be traveled in either direction, the following descriptions assume a clockwise travel. The Orange, Green, Yellow and Blue Trails start at the bulletin board at the junction of Smith Road and Bayview Terrace. Free parking is available in the parking lot just off of Smith Road, near the bulletin board. Enjoy !!

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22 days ago

The orange trail is really overgrown but everything is beautiful!

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6 months ago

good flat trail great pond views

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trail running
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This place is a hidden gem in Portsmouth. It can get a bit confusing on how to get back to the parking lot. I suggest wearing pants if plants touching your skin bother you since the trails do have a lot of brush. Some part of the blue trail was barren, not sure why, but it was sad to see. But overall it was beautiful and I'll definitely be returning.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

beautiful area, nice trails, better on weekdays in the morning less people.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Great quick hike/walk for me and the dog.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015


Friday, August 14, 2015

Monday, August 03, 2015

Beautiful little trail. A lot of shade if you stay on the trail that goes by the water. (The trail branches off into several small trails.) + Beautiful view of Narragansett Bay if you follow the right trail down to the water. + wild blackberries. Delicious.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

There is a few trails to choose from at Melville all of which have beautiful scenery. My personal favorite was the tee pee! It was eerie to come across at first but after investigation it was pretty neat to see that out on the trail!