Best trails in Rhode Island

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Trying to find the best Rhode Island trails? AllTrails has 278 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around West Greenwich, Charlestown or Exeter, we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Rhode Island state park trails, check out Lincoln Woods State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Rockville Management and Public Fishing Area near Hope Valley or Big River State Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 192 easy trails in Rhode Island ranging from 0.6 to 18.9 miles and from 0 to 810 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Rhode Island
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#1 - Cliff Walk
Newport, Rhode Island
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Backyard views of the famous mansions to one side, a beautiful rocky coastline to the other Would you call a home with 70 rooms a cottage? If not, you're obviously not Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The Breakers, the "summer cottage" of the 19th-century multimillionaire, is one of a dozen mansions in Newport that are now by far the city's top attractions. Many of the homes are open to the public for tours, giving you a peek into the lives of the privileged. For a view of the mansions from the backyards, take the Cliff Walk, which runs south along Newport's cliffs from Easton's Beach (also called First Beach) to Bailey's Beach. The promenade has views of opulent mansions on one side and the rocky coastline on the other; walking any section of it is worth the effort.Show more
#2 - Long Pond Woods Trail
Rockville Management and Public Fishing Area
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
NOTE: the GPS directions take you to the middle of the trail. This trail can also be done by starting at a parking lot located on Stubtown Road.Show more
#3 - Carr's Pond and Tarbox Pond
Big River State Management Area
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Part of the Big River Management area in West Greenwich, RI, the trails around Carr's Pond and Tarbox Pond are plentiful and winding. Trail options range from a quick walk around the pond to many hours exploring various loops and side trails. Users have reported that the blue trail has markings on trees and rocks but past that the route is not marked.Show more
#4 - World War II Memorial Loop
Wolf Hill Forest Preserve
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
Please note portions of the trail may be closed for restoration. Please see signs at park for most up-to-date information. Rocky New England Woodland featuring a WWII Memorial to a bomber crash site, an abandoned 1940's Boy Scout Camp with views of 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.Show more
#5 - George B. Parker Woodland Trail
Audubon Society George B Parker Woodland
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
#6 - Stepstone Falls via Ben Utter Trail
Arcadia Management Area
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and/or that there may be poor cell reception in this area. Show more
#7 - Rome Point Trail
John H. Chafee Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
#8 - Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Trail
Exeter, Rhode Island
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
#9 - Lincoln Woods Trail
Lincoln Woods State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
#10 - Cumberland Monastery Trail
Cumberland Monastery
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
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