Wolf Hill Forest Perserve Trail

MODERATE 286 reviews

Wolf Hill Forest Perserve Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Smithfield, Rhode Island that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
410 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

historic site

Rocky New England Woodland featuring a WWII Memorial to a bomber crash site, an abandoned 1940's Boy Scout Camp with views o Providence and the upper bay and a rock quarry with a perennial waterfall. The Wolf Hill Forest Preserve is among my top 10 favorite hiking areas in Rhode Island. There are eight trails traversing the preserve that offer you an option of trail lengths from 2 to 6 miles. This wooded trail can be rocky with elevation gains of about 200 feet. Trail can be obtained at the Conservation Center of Waterview Drive.

hiking
1 day ago

definitely have a plan of which trails you want to take, and take a picture of the map. it's marked clearly but a lot of the trails intersect and you can go the wrong way pretty easily. they're nice trails to walk on. some of it can get pretty hilly but for the most part it's an easy hike. there's shorter loops you can take but the full loop will take you 3-4 hours.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful little gem in my home state, lots of snow, probably better off with snowshoes until the snow melts and packs. This trail was a series of different trails, so be careful and keep checking your recording if you want to complete this trail, maybe it was harder to follow in snow too. Very well lit trail so I think in the spring, summer and fall this would be much much easier.

hiking
2 months ago

Very dog friendly, great trail! Easily marked!

hiking
2 months ago

Grate trails. Well marked and clean. Nice scenery. Took my dog along with me on this hike no issues there.

3 months ago

This hike was great, the green trail is hard but manageable.

The lookout is amazing. My 4 and 6 yr made it.

3 months ago

Not a loop at all, so many trails cross crossing it wasn’t even enjoyable as you always had to be guessing which way to go

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Well marked.

hiking
3 months ago

Some nice hiking trails nothing spectacular. The rock outcroppings on the Mary Mowrey trail are worth exploring. The view from Mercer look out is pleasant if not outstanding. Would be nice if they could get some maps in the map boxes. Overall Wolf Hill is worth doing at least once.

awesome hike, would rate it slightly harder than moderate.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, slight hum from the roads, dogs loved it too!

4 months ago

The mystery boat reminds you of how terrible people can be. Sunset is likely ideal on a clear day. Some trials closed for habitat renewal. Road noise is soft for most of it.

hiking
4 months ago

highly enjoyable trail

hiking
5 months ago

Great trails! Awesome views and friendly people.

hiking
5 months ago

Great day! Nice hike! Beautiful weather! Even my 5 month old enjoyed it.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

This was a challenging trail but turned into a good evening. Some of the trails are being worked on as of 8\17 but very good with incredible views.

5 months ago

Easy walk , some rocky inclines .Overall nice well used trial , clearly marked .

hiking
5 months ago

All in all this was a good hike. We made it all the way to the overlook. But not a lot to see. It was buggy as noted by many others. There were many loose rocks along the way which made walking in some areas treacherous. We completely missed any memorials which was disappointing. But I feel the trails are very well marked. I'm glad we found this. Well worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Good climbs, and nice Rocky areas to get some burns in. took the green trail and the steep section is really steep great if your training to build stamina. really didn't see all that much trash, but haven't yet been all the way to Mercer point. lots of trails to take and change it up.

6 months ago

Good trek, fairly well marked. Lots of trash and broken glass, unfortunately.

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