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Stillwater Reservoir is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Smithfield, Rhode Island that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and canoeing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 45 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

paddle sports





wild flowers

4 days ago

Great flat, short walk. No view, really. Very buggy.

9 days ago

Great trail for someone looking for a short hike/run (~1 mile there and ~1 mile back). The trail is wide and kept up with. Scenery such as the body of water and stream/river is beautiful.

14 days ago

Always a wonderful trail

19 days ago

super easy trail and very pretty

24 days ago

Nice trail, easy walking, flat, right by the river for nice views.

26 days ago

A Really pretty, trail.

2 months ago

Very basic trail and kind of boring. By the water the entire way tho

2 months ago

Nice riverside trail. Flat and out and back so easy to navigate.

4 months ago

Did not like. Good to walk dogs but not very scenic.

6 months ago

Good one

8 months ago

Easy trail with dams along the way.

Lovely trail, kid friendly.

11 months ago

Good trail for a quick hike before work or for any beginner. I was, unfortunately, unprepared for the amount of bugs and was constantly flailing the whole time. With bug spray and longer pants, it could be a 3.5-4 but still a solid, easy, and fun trail for beginners.

Sun Jul 07 2019

High traffic trail, should be changed in description.

Sun Mar 17 2019

Easy scenic walk, shady and flat, plenty of spots for the pup to jump in for a swim

Tue Jan 01 2019

Nice, flat trail. Pretty even with bare trees.

Sun Sep 09 2018

Short, open, flat and wide trail. Good quick walk with dogs/kids.

Sat Sep 01 2018

short and sweet. needs more parking.

Sun Jun 03 2018

Small trail but cute! Great for beginner.

Fri May 25 2018

Extremely easy and great for taking the dog swimming. Super flat, well maintained, could even bring a jogging type stroller. Mostly in the shade, cute little spot to have a picnic. We are still acclimating baby to his carrier pack, so this was just enough distance for us. Watched some construction on a giant hideous house across the water fall. We saw a lot of dogs, so if your dog isn’t chill keep it leashed plz. We’ll be coming back on hot days for dog dips for sure.

Sun Apr 15 2018

Nice scenic walk with the puppy.

Sat Apr 14 2018

easy walking trail. It wasn't a busy trail so I was able to let my dog off leash. very wide paths and the sound of the reservoir was relaxing. nice little walk.

Fri Dec 15 2017

very scenic walking path.

Wed Apr 19 2017

Cute short walk

Sun Apr 09 2017

Nice, easy walk along river.

Sat Apr 08 2017

Comfortable hike along an old railway. Kid friendly and no hills.

Tue Nov 22 2016

The river was a nice touch once it started really flowing. Too much noise from the highway and neighboring roads. Certainly not a forest vibe

Mon Nov 21 2016

a wide path following a river.

Thu Jul 21 2016

If you're looking for an easy, level, well-shaded and relatively short place to walk, this trail certainly fits the bill. But I was hoping to do some actual hiking -- thus, my disappointment. . . it wasn't worth the 20-minute drive for me. Lovely and quiet, but not at all challenging.

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