Vin Gormley Trail and Kimball Wildlife Refuge

MODERATE 18 reviews

Vin Gormley Trail and Kimball Wildlife Refuge is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Charlestown, Rhode Island that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.8 miles
396 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking


21 days ago

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.

1 month ago

11 months ago

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.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

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.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Vin Gormley Trail is located in Burlingame State Park in Charlestown, RI. It is a long, but easy hike. It goes around Watchaug Pond, passing a boat launch and campground, going into deeper woods and some swampy areas. After about 2.5 miles you emerge out on a gravel road. But shortly you re-enter the hardwood forest. On your way, you will encounter some small ledges and Beech groves. And again, back on a road for some distance, before returning to the woods and a pine grove. I finally made it to the parking lot. Distance wise it was acceptable, but the trail was on some main roads too often for me.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012