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Washington Secondary Rail Trail is a 18.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near West Warwick, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length18.9 miElevation gain659 ftRoute typePoint to point
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestPavedRails trailsViewsWildflowersWashed out
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This trail extends from Providence to Coventry. You can continue the trail west to link up with the Trestle Trail here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/rhode-island/trestle-trail-and-carbuncle-pond

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Amylynne Frankel
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Hiking

Great place to run. Only wish there wasn’t so much traffic at the intersections!

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TARUN KONGARA
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Road biking

nice weather. very safe to ride and its a good amount of distance.

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Frank A
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Mountain biking

Great trail. Coventry Greenway section the star of the trail. Handy general store at the western Coventry end of the trail.

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Douglas Tingle
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Hiking

Really nice bike path. Not too crowded.

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Michael R. Technikal
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Hiking

I have been using this trail for over 6 years now. very happy it's here and happy that it's decently maintained.

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Roberdoo S
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Road biking

Coventry stretch was nice but the Warwick section was uninteresting. East Bay path is fabulous as well as the airline trail.

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Candice Larrivee
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Hiking

The activity was biking with my kid on a bike trailer. Temp was 83-85 all day till we got to the library, then the sun came out and it shot up to 90. Was 95 by the time we got back to the car. Good thing I made “base camp” at the ice cream shop! Awesome ride, but library playground was closed. Next time we’ll go to a little beach just beyond it.

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Stephanie Spodek
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Candice Larrivee
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Hiking

The map is incorrect to the location referenced in the title. The map takes you in the opposite direction to Greene, RI. Also, the trail should be marked as easy, because it is mostly paved.

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Darwin Salcedo
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Road biking

awesome bike path.

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Tom Maltais
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Hiking

Very nice, flat, scenic walk with the dog. There’s even a gravel equestrian Trail which get you off the asphalt. Quiet, not too many bikers or walkers.

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Erica Elle
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HikingMuddy

The directions take you to West Warwick - Senator Roch River Walk. It was a pleasant walk, lots of prickly plants along the path, but over all it was a nice quick adventure for myself and dog!

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Molly Bruce
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Road biking

This is the best. Just about 50 miles out and back...I'm not sure why the AllTrails map doesn't show the whole trail, but it starts by the Garfield Ave Stop n Shop plaza in Cranston, and then takes you all the way to Connecticut. The whole way out is ever so slightly up hill, not enough that you notice, but it means the return trip is a breeze. Lots of places to stop for a swim when you're out toward the end of the path, and then you can get ice cream at Sundaes when you're back in Cranston at the end. A perfect day!

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Chidu Singanallur
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Hiking

We went for a walk with our two dogs and did about two miles. Liked the trail. Planning to go again.

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Christy Weeks
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Mountain biking

We had a nice afternoon as a family enjoying the beautiful scenic trail. I love that the path is paved so my child had a smooth ride in her trailer. There was lots of wildlife including rabbits, a fox, and a snapping turtle. It's clean too. We will be back!

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Cathy Abreu
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Road biking

I went for the 1st time with my 11 and 9 year olds. We enjoyed the ride. Most people were friendly and followed the path rules. looking forward to going again.

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Tory Kern
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The map for this location brings you to the Washington Secondary Bike Path in West Warwick. I’m confused by the name and description of this trail. The Carbuncle Pond Management Area in Greene has a Trestle Trail but that is 16 miles north-west of this unrelated bike path.

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Ultra Ryan
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Road biking

Nice easy trail paved the entire way. There are a few road crossings that you will need to pay close attention to while crossing but the scenery is excellent for a city trail. There are many folks out there walking, running, riding, so don’t think you’re going to go out there at a 20mph pace and keep it the entire time. Great little trail. Happy running- Ultra Ryan

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David Hartley
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Hiking
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Carl Walker
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Walking

Excellent paved trail extending from Coventry in the West to Cranston in the East. Though the trail map here shows the beginning of the trail at Hill Farm Road in Coventry, the paved trail currently begins quite a bit further west. This path follows the Trestle Trail and there is a parking area at the intersection of LOG BRIDGE ROAD in Coventry and the Trestle Trail.

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Theresa L
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Road biking

Other trail users were very friendly, polite and followed the trail rules (which are posted frequently along the trail). Plenty of parking. Some pretty views along the first 3 miles or so, but after that it was mostly industrial and loud. Too many road crossings. Probably best for walking.

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Tambria Moore
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Mountain biking

I enjoyed the Carbunkle Pond Trestle Trail for mountain biking including great addition of a marked blue trail. Also good for hiking. Definitely a mogul work out. Watch for snakes and horse dung.

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Yamuna Smith
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Walking

Clean greenway, can be used from Dawn to Dusk all year. Secluded at places, but has been safe/ no issues noted. I have been using the path the last 4 years and Love it! Great for kids learning to bike/ roller skate and independent walking/ running.

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Tracy Leacarbeau
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Cycled here all summer long great views and bridges

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Angel Marie Carroll
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Walking

I love the sun and shade and rural walk here. It's quiet and friendly.

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Angel Marie Carroll
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Walking

Very picturesque and peaceful for walking.

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Wendy Andrews
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Road biking

A beautiful ride! Love the quiet of the forest! Everyone was so polite and friendly too! Will do again!!

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Jeff Cyr
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Road biking

Currently in SUPERB condition with fresh asphalt and great markers. shorter than we usually ride, it's a nice, local fall - back path for my family. Scenic and shaded, it is mentally pleasant. Extend into West Warwick and Cranston, the surface conditions take a step back, but still plenty enjoyable.

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Jeanne Casiano
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First to Review

My grandson and I hiked this trail from the end of the bike path in Coventy, RI to Rt 14A in Sterling, CT. The beginning of the trail was fine, level, nicely shaded, with a passable bridge over the first water crossing. It was a pleasant hike right to Pete's Pizza for lunch. Unfortunately, from that point on the trail is a disaster. The deep-sand surface is one long series of moguls created by ATV's, and makes walking difficult. Two water crossings have no bridges, and while the first is only a brook and not that big an issue, the second is a narrow yet rapid tributary about 20ft wide with a depth of 2-2 1/2 ft. In the spring, many areas that are not sandy moguls are mudpits, the worst being right before the intersection of Rt 102. Here, this old railroad bed is an impassable swamp with steep cliff sides. The only way out is to turn around and backtrack a couple of miles or to climb onto private property to escape a dangerous sucking mud. Past Rt 102 the trail is not terrible, often being surfaced with shale and cinder from the old railbed. The trestle bridge is fine except for the large holes in the flooring....be careful. Then the trail continues it's previous sandy, mogul surface all the way through to CT. With a little maintenance and a couple of bridges, along with some monitoring to curtail the ATV's, this could be a really nice hiking and biking trail. For now though, I wouldn't recommend it for anything.

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Sean Flack
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Hiking
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