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Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 99 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: 65 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


no dogs

Still a classic! Love this place

2 months ago

What a beautiful hike this morning. Walked right up on a doe who didn’t even flinch at seeing me. She just stood there and went on eating two feet from the trail. The views of the pond and wildlife were incredible. Recommended

2 months ago

Great flat hike/walk very scenic and tons of wildlife some decks and scopes in place

3 months ago

nice easy walk with some beautiful views

5 months ago

Flat easy hiking.Good for kids, with observation decks at the end of Osprey and Otter paths. lots of birdlife, frogs and other animals throughout. we were here July 5th and not a lot of people.

5 months ago

great easy hike with kids. pond filled with frogs, turtles and otter is little one's favorite.

6 months ago

Well kept property. Great for young children.

7 months ago

Slight rain and fog so I seemed to be the only there. very peaceful, well marked trails. Sat by the info center and watched over a dozen species of birds hit the feeders.

10 months ago

Easy hike through fields and wooded paths. Many interesting places to stop along the way. The only downside is it’s more used during summer so go expecting to see many other people. Or go in winter when it’s just you and glorious nature.

Tue Nov 27 2018

A great winter walk! We saw a snowy owl there last Christmas.

Sat Sep 01 2018

Let’s just say, beautiful, lots of wildlife, and a great “go to,” hike!

Tue Aug 21 2018

Great bird sightings. Beautiful setting!

Mon Jul 30 2018

Love love love this trail! ;)

Thu Jul 19 2018

Lots of creatures!

Sat Feb 17 2018

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

Sat Dec 30 2017

Outstanding path. Very easy, lots to see

Sun Dec 17 2017

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

Mon Jul 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

Fri May 05 2017

Beautiful trail, great views!

Wed Sep 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!

Sun Sep 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!

Sun Aug 30 2015

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

Sun Sep 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.

Wed Jul 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.

Wed Jan 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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