Westerly Town Forest Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Westerly, Rhode Island. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Very well marked trails through the westerly town forest, with multiple loops and side trails, including one tote Pawcatuck river.
I really enjoy these little known trails! Easily marked, and they all interconnect so you can switch it up as you'd like and go for as long or short a hike as you like. I was pleasantly surprised that I saw 0 people. Made for a relaxing, solitary trip :)
Easy trail. Nicely marked
Good trails clear paths and marked well
A nice series of trails for a good dog walk. Easy, clean, well maintained trails.
There are 3 loops linked together. None of them are long (longest was 1.25 miles). There is a clear map and trail markings, but maps that used to be posted where the loops meet have been torn down. The trails are easy to follow, and there are very mild inclines that are barely noticeable. Not sure why this trail is rated as moderate. It was easy. Definitely dog friendly and children could easily walk this trail too.
This hike was covered in more rough and narrow trails. Definitely more "deep woods". We did not smell the ammonia stench that a few other reviewers referenced. Though there were plenty of bugs (OFF is highly recommended). However, we definitely got a nice workout from the rugged terrain.
Did not like the power lines!
Westerly Town Forest is one of my happiest places on earth. It is dog and kid friendly; a well marked trail through beautiful scenery. I highly recommend this trail to hikers and runners of all abilities.
Kool runnings! However, an ammonia like waft hangs around the forest, due perhaps to a farm on the perimeter. An awful reek!
Make sure you get the kind of day where the wind is blowing! Although, this is a cool running trail, many roots and rocks, be aware that there is an ammonia-reek from a barn somewhere on the perimeter of this Forest. Whew, it was an awful reek!
Two entrances, white and red trail (markers on trees). White trail contours water and meets up with red with a picnic table. Easy walk.
Westerly Town Forest is my default trail running spot, as such I run there at least once a week. Variety comes in how you link the trails I switch things up running the perimeter one day, figure 8's the next its a great place to run when there is snow on the ground trails are pretty well graded and there are easy stream crossing. The only problem is that the starting point is also the highest point so your return will always be up hill. http://www.westerly.govoffice.com/vertical/sites/%7B3CFB1749-9DE7-4A17-B2EA-594A2B09CB46%7D/uploads/%7BBAFE53AD-285A-43B0-9482-2FB73295524E%7D.PDF