Stepstone Falls via Ben Utter Trail

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Stepstone Falls via Ben Utter Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near West Greenwich, Rhode Island that features a waterfall 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: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 131 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

This hike was an awesome surprise. While it wasn't difficult the damp/wet conditions made it slick and the moss covered rocks in places made it quite slippery. There were moderate elevation changes which made it for a great workout. I definately recommend this trail and will be back myself ! The weather was a balmy 60°, not bad for January 11th

some parts muddy... but beautiful... so many places to picnic.. ill be back again soon

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4 months ago

beautiful falls

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4 months ago

very pretty, easy hike

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4 months ago

i absolutely love this hike, got a lot of great pics. pretty easy.

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5 months ago

Hiked as part of North South trail. Easy trail.

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5 months ago

Took our 11 month old son and he had a blast!

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5 months ago

So much wildlife along the trail and in the river. Tons of fish, frogs and wildflowers. Super muddy so wear hiking sandals!

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5 months ago

a little confusing since it's a little overgrown. but the little waterfalls and views were amazing. my daughter loved catching frogs.

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rocky
5 months ago

A perfect combo of hill rock and even terrain! A great hike with beautiful views.

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6 months ago

Due to the high humidity and temperature, the rocks were wet with few and slippery on the river trail.

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6 months ago

beautiful scenery

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rocky
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

river road out. wide and boring. Ben Utter trail back is flat, but more rugged an rocky

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muddy
6 months ago

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7 months ago

It is a nice trail. It was a bit muddy due to the time of year and recent rainfall. Be cautious as there are a number of roots and rocks if you are not surefooted. The waterfalls and scenery are lovely.

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rocky
7 months ago

Pretty trail. The falls are at the beginning and is the best view on the whole trail. Nice trail overall. Easy to follow.

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9 months ago

Great trail. Wonderful views. Connects with a few other trails including the River trail and can reconnect with Ben Utter. Went mid March and falls were roaring. Enjoy.

Tue Nov 13 2018

Lots of rocks with the leaves down makes it difficult for footing, wet in areas but nice trail against the river

Mon Nov 05 2018

Nice,beautiful trail however the white blazes leading to the Falls could be marked better; used the All Trails map to help us with that!!!

Wed Oct 10 2018

had first date with my girlfriend here. awesome spot.

Thu Sep 20 2018

The dirt road is long and very steep with some good size dips in it. Highly recommend taking a Jeep or at least an suv or truck down here unless you park at the top and walk down! Beautiful waterfall!!! Mandatory orange vest or colored shirt. We unfortunately didn’t get to walk the trails today since we didn’t have that color on but did sit by the water which was flowing beautifully this morning.

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Mon Sep 10 2018

An amazing place to hike during all seasons. A bit let down today however, the waterfall was bone dry. The trails were gorgeous as always. Completely kid friendly also. We had five children with us, ages 9 to 13.

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Wed Jul 18 2018

Nice little spot.

Fri May 11 2018

Nice place, especially if you have your dogs. I enjoyed it especially the water.

Sun Apr 22 2018

This is a nice little trail. I suggest parking on 165 at the Frosty Hollow pond area and taking Shelter trail all the way to Ben Utter. You get to pass through the old camping cabins and Steppingstone falls becomes a reward for a 5.5 mile journey through Arcadia. Round trip is a nice almost 12 miles. Great way to spend a day in the woods.

Sun Apr 08 2018

start hike from Falls River rd. because they closed the gate to the entrance road... you have to walk a mile and a half just to get to the trail now... on a long dirt road.. not fun.

Sun Mar 11 2018

I only had one hour and didn’t complete the hike but I’ve already made plans to come back. Beautiful trail by the river.

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