Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 37 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.

2.5 miles
65 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

14 days ago

Love love love this trail! ;)

25 days ago

Lots of creatures!

5 months ago

Love this place! Highly recommend it. Nice easy trails, with nice views

7 months ago

Outstanding path. Very easy, lots to see

7 months ago

Very nice walk short no running so good for the walk full of wildlife meet three deer who let us get right up on them and take pictures tons of birds and seen 4 more deer on the way out

Monday, July 10, 2017

Great place! I hiked all the trails there in one day. Such beautiful scenery. The only drawback is on the Red swamp trail there are lots and lots of bugs, so check yourself when you get home

Friday, May 05, 2017

Beautiful trail, great views!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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!

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!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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

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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nice littletrail . Did both Otter and Osprey points. Lots of wild life. The baby ospreys are hug almost as big as their parents. Saw a deer and what looked like a white crane on the little island behind path marker #8. Found some hatched robins eggs.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This is a gentle hike on a Federal wildlife preserve. There are no steep climbs. The trails are well-tended and well-marked, with plenty of benches and observation points. The curator was very helpful, providing a map and giving detailed explanations. You have some variety in your settings -- a kettle pond well-inhabited by waterfowl. You cannot access the barrier beach just beyond the kettle pond, but you can hear the waves breaking in the distance. The site was a former sheep farm, and some of the features have been retained -- the open fields, an old windmill, and an old water pump. All in all, a pleasant and easy trip. I would recommend it to anybody with children.

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