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Vin Gormley Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlestown, Rhode Island that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.0 mi Elevation gain 396 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Waypoints (3)
  • 1

    parking for eastern end of trail section

    41.39059, -71.67871

  • 2

    parking for ledges end of trail section

    41.39490, -71.71003

  • 3

    Watching Pond

    41.37867, -71.67979

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Reviews (119)
Photos (140)
Recordings (122)
Completed (211)
Nicole Smith
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HikingBugs

Hiked from campsite to small covered bridge. Very buggy today!

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Anthony the Great
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HikingBugs

Don’t take the vaccine!

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Anthony the Great
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HikingBugsPrivate property

Yellow trail is pretty easy, just long. A couple of miles are on roads and campgrounds.

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Kyle Zeppieri
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HikingBugs

Make sure to wear orange during hunting season. Nice out and back to the beach. Only takes 45 minutes.

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Ed Sullivan
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Mountain bikingMuddyRocky

New to mountain biking and have tried many of the trails in southern RI. This is the most challenging and enjoyable I have experienced. This is not a leisurely ride. It’s a great workout. I wish I could others just like it nearby.

Kim M.
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Hiking

Hiked this trail last weekend and it was great. It’s an easy hike—just long. Can be a bit confusing along the road because there are few markers. Not too muddy and bog boards are in great shape. If it’s rained recently though, you can see it will get very muddy in places.

Gerry Berard
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HikingMuddy

Overall it was a very easy trail. A little muddy in spots but if you have the right hiking books then it just makes it fun. A little too much road walk. I’d much prefer to see more of the water and nature. The lack of this made it pretty uneventful for this time of year.

Samuel Toppa
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HikingFloodedMuddyRocky

4 hours well spent. Bring solid boots as there is a lot of rocks.

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Nadia M.
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HikingMuddy
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Vale Morra
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Hiking

Great hiking trail for beginner or intermediate.

Jenna Chiarini
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HikingMuddy

Took my dog there. It was fantastic. Pretty muddy, but we went after two days of heavy rain. Don’t forget your orange!

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Barbara Lundy
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Hiking

A lovely walk with fall colors but a little too much road walking. I think it would be very full of insects in warm weather but I was there on a nice fall day.

Matt Brady
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Hiking

Not my favorite. I don't like how much road walking there was, not exactly where I wanna be when walking with dogs.

Chris Checksfield
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Hiking

8.2 miles is the real distance. Took me 3 hours and 15 mins. Nice trail. I few road walks but other than that a very enjoyable trail!

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Erik Breault
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Hiking

3.5 hrs with two dogs.

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Kevin Quackenbush
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Hiking

very nice easy long walk

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Joseph S.
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Hiking

We hiked this trail today, it took 4 hours and 7 minutes, we took 10 minute breaks every 2 miles, I measured it with another app “GPS Tracks” and measured 8.23 miles, we followed the trail on this app exactly! We recently had rain and snow, the trail was still easy to find but several areas of the trail had minor flooding, it was no big deal to go around the flooded areas. We wore an abundance of orange to be easily spotted and traffic was respectful on the few areas along the road. The wood bridges were still mostly covered in ice and snow, we slipped twice on the beginning of the bridges that is sloped. Briefly saw deer but many squirrels.

Shelley O
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nicer trail in area due to its length. saw deer in woods! poorly marked in areas. dont like the street ending or beginning depending on which direction you go. I always go ptepared to spend the night just in case.

Joe Kilty
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Hiking

first time on this trail today. Great hike, really fast trail.

Gary Sullivan
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Love this trail and the variety of terrain encountered along the way! A bit difficult to follow through the campground, but otherwise clearly marked the entire distance. It does hit asphalt for a couple small sections, but otherwise single track trail nearly the entire way.

Aimee Chartier
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Hiking
Michael Robenhymer
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This was an absolutely gorgeous Trail. The trail does go through some touristy areas so I would recommend going on it in the fall or winter time. The trail is a also great for a furry friend if you are in need of a hiking buddy.

Pattie Lynch
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Long but fairly easy trail. Wood paths over muddy parts. Nice ledge, mushrooms, wildflowers, and pine forest. My phone recorded closer to 9 miles total, then 7.8 postings. My stated on the trail per this app so I am not sure why there is such a big difference.

Andrea D.
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Hiking

Nice long hike but had us on the road about three times with our dog. Cars zipping by made me nervous. Not really looking to worry about cars when out on a hike; I could stay home for that.

Denise Decourcy
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well I'm not sure about the in and back trail but we did the VIN Gormley trail and it went all the way around the pond. at first it's very hard to find the trail but you can start anywhere and then go all the way around it is some roads but not a lot.all in all a nice trail. not real great in the winter though, nothing really to look in the woods. but I'm glad I did it.

Joy Cone
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Hiking

One mile is on the road but out of 8 that's not bad. this is a great walkway, I did it with a first timer and the road was a time for him to catch up. Great inclines and a few areas to climb boulders and have a snack and people watch. I don't write reviews normally but I was moved by the work the volunteers did to make this trail great for the campers who stay at Burlingame state park..... side note: 5 out of 5 bikers had to walk their bikes up rocks and I think that might be the reason they say this is a hiker trail not a riders path.

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