Rome Point Trail is a 3.9 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Saunderstown, Rhode Island that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Distance: 3.9 km Elevation Gain: 21 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

Note: The parking lot is currently closed due to COVID-19.

hiking
8 minutes ago

Smaller trail that leads to the ocean. Great for dogs and children.

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

bit on the rocky side. walk along water pretty, think would be rough on doggie feet, shells and rocks. not sandy. I would recommend hike boots.

hiking
13 days ago

My daughter and i had fun in the shore playing with water and rocks . It was clean and not crowded at all. Will definitely go again soon.

hiking
14 days ago

By the water but still kinda lame

hiking
14 days ago

Went today with my 8 year old nephew. Super easy, kid friendly. The main trail takes you right to the water. On the way back, it was crazy busy and we saw some discarded masks and dog poop bags. Wouldn’t go again at a busy time.

hiking
bugs
rocky
28 days ago

We didn’t realize that this park may be closed as there were people going down the path we went on. But the route we took in the beginning along the road was not actual part of these trails or park. We really enjoyed the variety of paths—wide, narrow, open, wooded, and then to have the ability to walk on the beach. It’s just perfect. We will be back! Note, when we left, we saw more people going to the trails but the parking lot is definitely closed. There were a number of people and dogs on this trail, but the foot traffic was overall light.

hiking
28 days ago

5 star rating because this trail is great and you eventually come to a beautiful water view. However, during this pandemic, the parking lot is completely closed off and we attempted to go this weekend to find a police officer at the parking lot. We saw cars but I have no idea where the actual entrance is now. We were very disappointed but will be back when it reopens.

walking
closed
29 days ago

Easy trail to hike that eventually dumps you out onto the beach with some nice views of the Jamestown bridge. The reason for the three stars is mainly because of the people that hike the trails. It is heavily used by many groups who seemingly don't feel like they need to pick up after themselves. There is commonly trash on the side of the trail and watch your step from people not picking up after their dogs. Great trail to hike if you're pressed for time or if you plan on fishing or having a picnic on the beach.

hiking
1 month ago

Parking area is closed

hiking
blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

Note: don’t visit during covid 19 quarantine. The entrance is clearly marked. Didn’t know it was a state park. The main trail goes right to the beach and follow the beach to Rome point. The trail system through the woods is nice and well marked for the most part. There are some thorns growing over certain areas and downed trees but I’m sure these will be taken care of when the summer comes. We liked this area and will come back when it’s legal.

hiking
1 month ago

March 2020. Off of 1A, almost to the Rome Point breakfast place. Abandoned car. Lots of little trails. Also known as Chaffee. Take binoculars next time and look for seals.

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Very busy in late March - people hoping to get a peek of the seals. Very easy hike for the whole family.

hiking
2 months ago

From November through April, Rome Point is the best public access location in southern New England to observe numerous harbor seals from shore. There were over 100 seals on the rocks there yesterday, good binoculars or preferably a spotting scope are recommended. Visit http://romepointseals.org/ for seal watching tips. The beach is a pleasant shoreline hike in the winter because the tree-lined shore is sheltered from chilly westerly winds.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

5 minutes driving home from there my daughter spotted a tick on the back of my head rest. Not sure if it was on my hair or how it got inside the car but be aware of them

hiking
2 months ago

This was an amazing trail to go on! It was a little crowded but once you started walking people would spread out. It was a beautiful sight too and part of it was ocean viewing and the other part was in the woods. I came home with a bagful of wonderful beach treasures. I would totally recommend this trail with people with kids and dogs or people without them maybe alone or with friends.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail!!! Loved that one side was the Narragansett Bay and the other side was woods with an ocean view. Great for families and dogs. Many places to sit. Loved it !!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Very heavily trafficked trail on a clear sunny day. which makes for excellent seal watching, but a bit crowded. The paths are well maintained, pretty flat, and easy to navigate. A good go to for a quick hike to a nice, dog friendly beach.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail, very well trodden, so easy to follow. Would be a good hike for kids. A good portion is on the beach or has beach views. Bring a bag for all of the beautiful shells you'll collect!

hiking
muddy
off trail
over grown
4 months ago

It was good! I went off the path a little bit based off the black dotted trails. Ended up seeing some cool things.

hiking
4 months ago

A little cold and muddy but nice to be outdoors! Saw a few seals on the Rock way out. Ring binoculars if you go. Right out from Rome point. It was during low tide

hiking
6 months ago

I’ve been coming here since I was a kid! It’s a fun hike that’s easy to find and allows for different levels of difficulty. It’s kid friendly and dog friendly. Although it’s a nature preserve, it’s always smart to wear bright colors during hunting season. Unfortunately not everyone follows the rules. The common trail is just straight from the parking lot to the water with views of Quonset to the left and Jamestown bridge to the right. It’s pretty easy with slight rocky patches but otherwise a smooth and wide path. There are tons of narrower paths off of this route that have hidden gems depending on where you go (e.g. old ford car, stone building remains, even a little offering shrine!). Most of this trail is easy to navigate despite not being marked. The best part is finding the trail which leads to the actual “rome point” where you can spot seas during certain months. They can be seen with the naked eye but it’s a great idea to bring binoculars! It is VERY buggy in the warm months and still accessible in the snow if you wear the right gear.

hiking
blowdown
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

The beach is really lovely - and a great place to come to look for seals! Or sea shells

hiking
over grown
7 months ago

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