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Best trails in Charlestown

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Looking for a great trail near Charlestown, Rhode Island? AllTrails has 21 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 Bluff Point State Park or Old Furnace State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Rockville Management and Public Fishing Area or Big River State Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 15 easy trails in Charlestown ranging from 1.2 to 12.2 miles and from 3 to 200 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 Charlestown
Top trails (21)
#1 - Sammy C, Schoolhouse Pond, Vin Gormley Trails Loop
Burlingame Management Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(149)
Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
A nice 6.5 mile hike that includes some wood trails and a stop by a pond. Show more
#2 - Vin Gormley Trail
Burlingame Management Area
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(118)
Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
Vin Gormley Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlestown, Rhode Island that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, naShow more
#3 - Burlingame State Park Campground Trail
Burlingame State Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
NOTE: Campground is closed during winter months.Show more
#4 - Carter Preserve Loop Trail
Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(54)
Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Carter Preserve Loop Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlestown, Rhode Island that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#5 - North South Trail: Charlestown to Wood River Junction
East Beach State Beach
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(29)
Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 5 h 22 m
This is a nice, easy hike to start you journey along the North South Trail in RI. Maybe not quite as scenic as some of the other hikes along the North South, and you'll spend some time on both paved aShow more
#6 - East Beach, Ninigret Conservation Area Trail
East Beach State Beach
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(67)
Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
As of July 2020, this trail bathrooms are closed due to COVID-19. Show more
#7 - Shumunkanuc Road Trail to Watchaug Pond
Burlingame Management Area
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(51)
Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Very short out and back hike with scenic views and brook crossings. Though short, this little hike is a great "get-in-touch-with nature" break from a busy day. It features several small brook crossinShow more
#8 - Watchaug Pond
Burlingame State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(16)
Length: 11 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
Watchaug Pond is a 11 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlestown, Rhode Island that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birdiShow more
#9 - Francis C. Carter Preserve Yellow Trail
Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(52)
Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Stone walls are never far from sight, with plenty of ups and downs... The Yellow Trail runs east-west across the Carter Preserve, with the main trailhead at the parking lot on Route 112. Just a Show more
#10 - Vin Gormley Trail from North Trailhead
Burlingame State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(24)
Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
The Vin Gormley Trail was created in the 1960s by the Youth Conservation Corps. The trail was renamed in 1991 in honor of Vin Gormley (Narr. AMC Trails Committee Member) who spent countless hours maiShow more
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