Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wakefield, Rhode Island that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
98 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

12 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail, great views!

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8 months ago

The 0.8 mile Osprey Point trail is an easy and peaceful walk through fields and woodlands, ending at an observation deck at the edge of the pond. From here, you have clear views of beautiful Block Island Sound and can see the island off in the distance! There are benches and a telescope to enjoy the water fowl and ocean vistas! You can return to the parking area the same way, or take Red Maple trail back (0.6 miles) where it intersects with Osprey Point trail. Signs point the way. Kids of all ages will love climbing the huge, old tree along the way! You can also reach the pond via Otter Point trail which is the shortest route. Enjoy!

11 months ago

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

This place was so pretty! Not a very difficult 'hike', the only reason it is one is because of the rocky forest path. But it's beautiful and I would most definitely do it again!

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nice easy hike with a nice mix of forest and ocean.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Sunday, September 09, 2012

This refuge is divided into three named trails but they all interlink, so it is easy to follow and see everything. The trails are very well maintained and easily visible. Trails are wide enough for two couples to pass easily. There are adequate benches to rest if needed and the pamphlet is informative on the local wildlife habitats and surroundings. I highly recommend going to each point of the trails as there are magnificent views.