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Mount Tom Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Saunderstown, Rhode Island that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 616 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Blowdown

Muddy

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

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It has been reported that there is an impassable tree down on this trail. A small uphill to the top of a craggy hill in Arcadia management area. Be aware of hunting season and wear orange.

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Reviews (235)
Photos (259)
Recordings (220)
Completed (402)
Matt Marcotte
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Hiking

trail was pretty clear, logging area hadbtrees blocking the path but majority was clear and easy to follow.

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Glenn Flosdorf
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HikingBugsOver grown

Trail is nice enough however there is a lot of overgrown grass over the trail & beware there is a lot of horse manure in the middle of the trail in many parts of the trail. The logging area has removed that section of the trail. Nicest section is the first part prior to crossing Rt 165

Katie Degroff
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Hiking

Miles 3-4.5 lots and lots of horse manure. Had to blaze our own trail due to loggers around mile 5. First two miles were by far our favorite.

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Amy Rapoza
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BugsOff trailOver grownRocky

this is 8 miles not 6 a workout in the beginning climbing Mount Tom then pretty smooth one part trail was hard to pick up again and on the way back not marked very well overall it was a nice trail

Sarah Enright
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Hiking

Pretty but not very exciting. There is a bit of elevation, so it’s a decent work out.

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Juan Carter
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Hiking

Amazing trail 10/10

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Sarah Enright
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HikingFloodedMuddyRocky

The route I took had some very tricky parts, so I wouldn’t take it if you just want a casual walk in the woods. That being said, most of it was challenging and absolutely gorgeous, a great hike if you want a good workout! There’s lots of shade as well.

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Nurse Lu
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Hiking

Gorgeous day and gorgeous trail ... hard to find where there is logging going on . Beautiful trails though

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Robert Lamar
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Hiking

It’s too bad that logging has destroyed the northern part of this once beautiful trail. Thanks RI!

Daisy L. Phillips
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BackpackingMuddy

Great time out door but bring water proof shoes! The trail is a little difficult with clear paths because of the logging but if you have the app to fallow it's a great hike!

Ronal M.
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HikingMuddy

trees nocked down for a road on last section of trail. no cutouts. multiple blockages.

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Kristen Ross
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HikingBlowdownFloodedMuddyOff trailOver grownScrambleWashed out

Trail south of 165 is amazing! And north of 165 is muddy and part of a construction site.

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Tim Fratus
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RunningBlowdownClosedScramble

IMPASSABLE! Some trails should be closed as they are blocked by downed trees. If you see the big white sign, Don’t bother this spring. RiDEM has allowed harvesting of dead oak trees from Gypsy moth devastation. Basically the entire forest near Mt. Tom. And N/S trail. Logging crews decimated the Mt Tom area on the North side of Rt 165. Many paths obliterated and impassable due to stacked trees. Looks like a tornado passed thru the area. A mess!!!! Come on DEM! I understand the need to remove these trees for proper forest rejuvenation but PLEASE Force the logging crews to respect the trails and allow at least basic access across existing trails. OR simply close the trails affected. Some trails are literally gone due to the logging machinery destruction. I had to climb over 8’high piles of stacked downed trees with their branches. Very hazardous and dangerous situation.

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HikingMuddyOff trailRocky

Great, very well marked trail. I went off twice, at awkward crossings. In the last 1.5 ish miles, the loggers wiped the trail out completely. My dog and I just went through all the brush and climbed over & under piles of trees. The rest of the trail is just a logging road and real boring. When you end you cross back over Ten Rod Road and need to walk down the road a bit to the parking area. *This trail is not impassible and you do not need to climb 8' over piles of trees if you do not want to. My dog and I very easily weaved our way through the section where loggers completely destroyed the trail. Poor management on the DEM side, but you can still complete this mapped trail in it's entirety.

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