Shelter Trail to Penny Hill Cutoff Trail Loop

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Shelter Trail to Penny Hill Cutoff Trail Loop is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lewis City, 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.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

historic site

Beautiful easy hike.

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5 months ago

Great place. My only issue is the trails are not well marked in some points. Even with map on here it was difficult to find trail at points.

hiking
5 months ago

You really have to pay attention to the trail markings as there is many ways you could go. Not a bad day hike took about 2 hours without stopping for long at the old shelters.

6 months ago

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8 months ago

Found this trail on a post located here on great hikes in Rhode Island:

https://trailsandwalksri.wordpress.com/category/frosty-hollow/

This is a moderate hike through the Arcadia Wildlife Management Area. For full instructions of the hike see the above link. It covers several different trails and requires some attention to blazes and instructions. Start the hike at Frosty Hollow Pond Fishing Area parking lot in Exeter:

https://goo.gl/maps/aPoRDVFBbXC2

Leave 3-4 hours for this hike as you will want to explore some of the abandoned camps along the way.