Wickaboxet Wildlife Management Area

EASY 26 reviews

Wickaboxet Wildlife Management Area is a 8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Greenwich, Rhode Island that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

forest

lake

river

wildlife

hiking
23 days ago

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2 months ago

Great place... for a nice easy hike

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Very pretty, lots of little foundations. If you keep an eye out theres at least 3 cemetaries to see if it interests you and the Ledge is a great thing to climb to check out the view.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked 07/30/17 Very quiet and underutilized trail system. Trails are wider (formerly roads) "paved" with high grass in some places. Fire scarred trees from 1950s forest fire mixed with new growth offer a different look that I liked. Rattlesnake Ledge is definitely worth the short detour off the main trail - great views!

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11 months ago

Nice, easy and lengthy trail through the Wickaboxet Management area. The trail runs along management "roads" and veer on and off into paths that run deeper into the woods. There are some really great old farm/mill ruins that must go back to the 1700's as the family cemetery has had stone that date into the early 1800's! Rattlesnake Ledge is impressive (for Rhode Island) and it's amazing how time has reclaimed this farm land. This trail can be segmented to run anywhere from 2.5 to 8 miles. Also intersects with Pratt Trail.

hiking
11 months ago

pleasant walk with the highlight being Rattlesnake Ledge and some historical cemeteries. easy hike.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

good for a first hike

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

hiked the southeast side to flat top tree area where anchored structure was. Paralleled original in point dumped at bouldering rock and back to parking area. GREAT time GOOD hike with varying degrees of challenge.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

7/11/16 The day was cloudy but pleasant for hiking so my Grandson & I did the mega loop version of this hike. (see my recording) We did a combination of trails including the Wixaboxet trail. We followed a trail map I got at http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/rhodeisland/placesweprotect/trail-map-guide-of-tillinghast-pond-management-area.pdf

These well marked trails should be rated very easy. There were very few elevation changes making them family friendly as well as dog friendly. If you are looking for a little cardio workout on your hike, this isn't for you. The old cemetery and old foundations made up the hi lights for this hike. Unfortunately the negatives outweighed the positives on this one. Thus the 3 star rating. The entire area has been ravaged by the gypsy moths making the foliage in many areas non-existent. The moths are now flying around everywhere adding to the madness of the buzzing horseflies. Two helpings of Off and Deep Woods insect repellent barely kept them at bay. This hike was merely a walk in the woods with very little varying terrain and lots of bugs.

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

walk all of the Blue Trail over 4 miles great Trail in great shape two dogs with me and enjoyed the trail

Friday, May 27, 2016

this was fun. a large cliff to sit on and over look the area.