Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 69 reviews

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Middletown, Rhode Island that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.4 miles
59 feet

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



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no dogs

This easy seaside hike is pleasant any day of the spring, summer, or fall but on an unseasonably warm January winter day, if was exceptionally wonderful. Deer abound on this refuge as well as a monitored coyote pack. Migrating wildlife of all sorts are seen here regularly.

13 minutes ago

I love this spot! A beautiful trail that great for anyone. Gorgeous views!

2 days ago

Beautiful views and well kept trails with access to the ocean and benches along the way if to take in the view.

Please wear long pants, hiking boots, long sleeves, and a hat to protect from ticks; dressed appropriately and two buggers still tried to use me as a food source.

8 days ago

Easy walk with beautiful views all along the coast.

10 days ago

Easy walk beautiful views

19 days ago

What a beautiful place this is! Nicely maintained trails with amazing ocean views (there are views all around directly from the trail as well as several observation platforms). SO MANY birds! I'm not a bird watcher, but I saw birds here I've never seen elsewhere in the state. The only drawbacks I can mention are that it was fairly busy, LOTS of poison ivy (so stay on the trail), and others have mentioned ticks (though I didn't encounter any). This was my first walk through a Wildlife Refuge; I think I'll now seek them out!

20 days ago

Nice views. Check for ticks.

4 months ago

Bring binoculars if you have them. Lots of wildlife: deer, seals, hawks or snow owls have been spotted.

6 months ago

Easy trails! Lots of winter waterfowl to see. Bring binoculars. Helpful visitor center center

6 months ago

Nice easy stroll. The wildlife and ocean views are great! Deer, birds, and sometimes seals. There is also a little museum to explore, Great for kids, not for dogs

8 months ago

Great Trail, great views!

trail running
9 months ago

Amazing views and bunnies galore. Great little trail running loop or family walk. Definitely a treasure. No dogs allowed.

11 months ago

I can see the appeal of this place and why everyone has given it such great ratings, however, I personally was not a big fan. Yes, it is a pretty trail with some awesome views of the ocean, but i didn't like it much because it was very busy and hot since there's barely any shady areas. It was probably 80 degrees the day we went, nothing crazy, but felt really hot because of the lack of shades. Additionally, we wore bug spray as we always do but still found some ticks on us when we got back to the car which has not happened to us on any other trail before.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Parking was very limited but once I could get in it was quite worth it. The seashore view was absolutely breathtaking, the cool water was so refreshing, and plenty of places to picnic. I plan to visit again this year.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Great family January walk

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Beautiful scenery! I choose to run this trail in the morning, there was low traffic and very quiet! Easy run, joined with great views! Highly recommended for all levels of runner and anyone looking to share a walk with mother nature!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Very nice. Volunteer Lori very helpful and nice.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

This place is truly amazing. I havent met the crabby reiser miser , but they will not be escorting me off these trails by any means. The trails are beautiful and at dusk are overtaken by many many deer. To the previous hiker who was harassed by the reisers , dont let these people ruin what is a great place for a relaxing walk. Go back again and enjoy. Its also a beautiful place to go early in the am for sunrise.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Volunteer Barbara Reiser and husband think they own Sachuest Point trail land and they have right to "escort" people off the trail! I was peacefully walking my dog, missed no pets sign, first time - when Reiser's husband runs up and charges me, screaming "Get out off the trail NOW!" Confused and bewildered by being verbally accosted by this stranger after peacefully walking on the trail, I questioned his outrage. If asked respectfully to leave, I would have - no problem. But he then tried to "escort" me off the trail, walking at my heels, stopping when I stopped- TELLING me he was "escorting me off the trail". BARBARA REISER then walks up and calls police saying "I am refusing to leave." I was not refusing to leave, I was refusing to be TREATED LIKE THAT and I was DEFINITELY refusing to be "escorted off the trail" by a couple of lunatics! BEWARE OF THIS ABUSIVE NASTY PAIR WHO THINK THEY OWN FEDERAL LAND!

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Sunday, June 07, 2015

This place is absolutely beautiful! I definitely will be returning! Highly recommend!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Very Easy Walk, NO shelter from overhead sun. Great views! wild(?) life will let you get very close. I was less than 5 feet from a rabbit before he hopped away, not quickly.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

A very nice trail, though on the easy side. If you want to have a great run, start down by the beach, run along till you hit the rocks, then rock hop (builds agility/strength, and is pretty darned fun) till you get to the refuge. Once at the refuge you can go whichever way you want, but I found the trails mostly flat and relatively boring (view is amazing though, especially at sunset). To have a fun trip back to the start, head down one of the "fisherman's paths" they have listed back to the rocks, and then rock hop your way home!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

A gentle walk through a well-tended bird preserve is always nice, but this one has the added attraction of panoramic views of the Sakonnet River and the Atlantic Ocean.

That having been said, dress warmly at this time of the year, because its position leaves it absolutely battered by cold wind. Also, be careful on the rocks. Just this past week, a fisherman was swept away by a freak wave and drowned.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This is a great spot for early morning fitness walks. The trails, Ocean View Loop (1.5 miles) and Flint Rock Loop(1.2) follow the coastline and provide outstanding views of the water and portions of Newport, Middletown and Little Compton. There are numerous deer and other wildlife throughout the refuge. Very few people use the trails between 6 and 8am so it's an ideal place to find peace and quiet.

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