Looking for a great trail near Charlestown, Rhode Island? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking 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 in Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Burlingame Management Area or Indian Cedar Swamp Management Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 12 easy trails in Charlestown ranging from 1.2 to 29.1 miles and from 0 to 209 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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We walked this trail with an infant in a hiking backpack in February and it was great. Well maintained, easy walking and very pretty. It looks like some spots will be muddy in warmer tempuratures.

short, easy trail with decently even elevation. Nice hay field opening in the middle. Good for a quick loop, nice view of the river.

on Moraine Trail

hiking
15 days ago

The moraine trail is where the edge of the melting glacier (ice age) left behind large deposits of silt, rock and gravel from Long Island New York to Narragansett RI. The ridge you walk along overlooks the Atlantic ocean and ponds. There is an extensive understory of dense Mountain Laurel that is absolutely beautiful to walk through in the Spring. The view when the leaves are not blocking the view is spectacular.

hiking
21 days ago

This loop trail is mostly wooded with a three acre meadow and one acre hayfield. Excellent water views from an elevated trail as well as foot paths to overlooks. An open wooded area to the right as your walking has a half circle ,stone wall that multiple people may sit on to enjoy the view. Love this trail all seasons but in the summer you might have a harder time finding water views.

Super fun! I got a little lost (definitely my fault not the trail markers) but a great run. I’ll be back!

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Snowshoeing on the Park Loop is wonderful! If there is more than 18 inches of snow, the loop is superb. If less than 18 inches, there are some rocky spots that get a bit tricky, but just go slow those areas (in the first quarter of the trail, going counterclockwise from the parking area). Those rocky areas can also be bypassed by a few yards either side of the trail, but do go slow!

We hiked this trail today, it took 4 hours and 7 minutes, we took 10 minute breaks every 2 miles, I measured it with another app “GPS Tracks” and measured 8.23 miles, we followed the trail on this app exactly! We recently had rain and snow, the trail was still easy to find but several areas of the trail had minor flooding, it was no big deal to go around the flooded areas. We wore an abundance of orange to be easily spotted and traffic was respectful on the few areas along the road. The wood bridges were still mostly covered in ice and snow, we slipped twice on the beginning of the bridges that is sloped. Briefly saw deer but many squirrels.

hiking
3 months ago

Myself and two others hiked this trail yesterday (ages 29 to 39). We started at Kings Factory Rd and followed the trail indicated by the red line on this app. Including the 4 five minute breaks, it took us 2.5 hours, we were in no way in a hurry. It rained (1-2 inches or so) the day before so there were areas we had to make our own trail around the standing water on the trail, luckily it was a minor effort (I wore sneakers and it was no big deal). The weather was around 60 degrees and windy, many leaves covered the trail. The orange surveyors tape on the trees (to mark parts of the trail) are faded and in some places far apart (100 feet or so). Other trails do cross this trail, I found this app to be VERY helpful to verify we were on the correct trail and to give us an idea of how much was left (I use ATT cell service, I had reception the whole time). Many little creeks to observe. I also measured this trail using the app “GPS Tracks” I measured a little over 4.6 miles. I enjoyed this trail a lot and very strongly suggest it.

nicer trail in area due to its length. saw deer in woods! poorly marked in areas. dont like the street ending or beginning depending on which direction you go. I always go ptepared to spend the night just in case.

good terrain,got lost a couple times, thanks to all trails GPS all good,went off loop to pond ,definitely worth it,definitely recomended

first time on this trail today. Great hike, really fast trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail through the woods but poorly marked. The entire thing is marked with blue blazes so it’s easy to get turned around and not know which section of the trail you are on.

Love this trail and the variety of terrain encountered along the way! A bit difficult to follow through the campground, but otherwise clearly marked the entire distance. It does hit asphalt for a couple small sections, but otherwise single track trail nearly the entire way.

Pleasantly surprised!

hiking
8 months ago

The Narragansett loop part of this trail starting on Kings factory road is a horrible mess. The trail path is not clearly marked and is extremely confusing. 2 educated hikers (myself and wife) felt lost for close to an hour trying to navigate the Narragansett loop section and were going in circles in the wrong direction because of the poorly marked signs. Did the town hire Helen Keller to map this path out? horrible...

hiking
8 months ago

Quiet,well marked easygoing trails.5 overall different trails to chose from.Good light hike with a dog due to mainly flat terrain.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike! Only complaint is the gypsy moth caterpillars took over and it was impossible to walk through 75% of the trails without being completely covered in cobwebs and caterpillars. They were everywhere!

on Schoolhouse Pond Trail

hiking
8 months ago

Parking lot is immediately off the road and from there you follow a dirt road to the pond. Swimming and off road vehicles are prohibited. The trail loops along a portion of the pond and through different forest types.

nature trips
9 months ago

If you take the time to walk slow and listen & watch well, you’ll be surprised at how much you see. I thought the trails were great

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked these trails on 4/7/18. Parked at the lot at approximately 930 Kings Factory Rd. There is a Kiosk there with map copies. Took the River Trail to the Narragansett Trail and then used the map to create an approximate 6 mile loop. My first time here and enjoyed the hike. Trails were dry even with recent wet weather.. Not much elevation change. Nice mixture of terrain, including wood trails, dirt/grass roads, and pastures. Some road noise in some areas of the trails. Did not see one other hiker. Nice that you can create hikes of many different distances and the trails are well marked.

Nice little beach

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

This is a very nice, well mapped and marked hike. There are allot of different trails here. I hiked the perimeter. There were several benches to take breaks. I recomend it.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Enjoyed the orange and white loops with the dog. Well blazed with helpful and interesting signage. Saw a few deer. Wear bright colors, area posted for bow hunting Sept-Jan.

mountain biking
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

My husband and I are novice mountain bikers and found negotiating the rocks and roots on the trail a bit difficult, but enjoyed some of the less rocky, single track portions of the trail. All and all we had a great time!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

This is definitely a quiet trail. It was well marked and taken care of. My only problem were the ridiculous amount of ticks out there. It wasn’t until halfway through our hike that I noticed them on my dog. I picked maybe 15 off of him, my wife picked nearly 10 off of me. It was a fun walk, but just be aware and check yourselves when you finish.

hiking
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Nice trail. Great terrain. It had rained the night before my hike so it was slick in spots. You may come across a toy lawn mower stuck in a tree about 2.5 miles in and wonder, like myself, how the hell it got there and why...lol

Monday, September 25, 2017

I did not find this preserve very exciting and the trails were overgrown and hard to follow.

hiking
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nice trails. Very well marked with easy to follow maps available on site. Varied terrain for the area and lots of big boulders for kids to climb on. I also loved the variety of trails and distances to choose from. Did the split rock trail and the moraine trail loops totaling about 2 miles with a 10, 8 and 5 year old. Didn't see anyone else the whole time.

This was an absolutely gorgeous Trail. The trail does go through some touristy areas so I would recommend going on it in the fall or winter time. The trail is a also great for a furry friend if you are in need of a hiking buddy.

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