Shelter Trail to Penny Hill Cutoff Trail Loop

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Shelter Trail to Penny Hill Cutoff Trail Loop is a 6.1 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.

6.1 miles
426 feet

dogs on leash


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running


bird watching



historic site

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Easier hiking trail, but nice hike. Previously reported as not well marked, but recently trail markings have been updated and we had no issue finding our way. I would definitely go back!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Not well marked. Had nice water sights. Beautiful in winter.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Beautiful easy hike.

Monday, April 10, 2017

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.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

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:

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

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