Explore the most popular walking trails near Charlestown with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Pleasantly surprised!

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...

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

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!

Wonderful

nature trips
2 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

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

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.

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.

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
9 months ago

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

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

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 should not be rated as moderate, it should be easy! I walked this today, the trails are wide enough to drive a truck down, flat and beautifully maintained. It could be a long hike if you walk the whole thing, theres a couple of short side trails. Really nice scenery, wild life and ocean breezes, there's even a pretty decent outhouse in the lower parking lot to boot.

Nothing special but it's a pretty, easy trail to take my dog on a quick nature walk.

We did a 5.5 mile loop with the kids (3, 11, 15... the 3 year old was in a backpack) and they did great. It took us 2 hours to go on the outside of all the loops.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Long hike really nice in spots but a little more asphalt and dirt roads that are incorporated into the track on app than we would like it takes the fun out of it with traffic and houses. We would go back but just a couple sections of it.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Think this should be described as a service road, rather than a hiking trail. On several occasions, we were scared by the sight of wild drivers speeding and traumatizing any possible wildlife along the way. We were also welcomed by an assortment of condoms and beer/ liquor bottles along the first 1/2 mile of the hike. To add on, the constant chimes of gunshots were unnerving to say the least. More warning that an active hunting season was in place would have been great as well !

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Not many people on the trail. If you park at the gps location this takes you to there is a road that intersects the trail so careful if you have pups. Road looks like it hasn't been used but don't know area well enough.

Cool stones walls, 45 min away from me, side trails can be found throughout. Terrain is up and down incline the whole time which is a good workout.

Happy hiking !

hiking
Thursday, January 05, 2017

Brought my 11 year old lab mix; the dog that sleeps 18 hours a day bounded like a puppy through the woods. Lots of little water crossings, rained the day before so some trail was flooded but easily detoured. Followed the route provided, about 4.5 miles and took about 2 hrs with 2 breaks for water and admiration.

A local favorite with many choices in trails. The Alltrails suggested trail is actually a combination of trails that takes you around the perimeter of the preserve. That being said, the trails are the best marked I've encountered with numerous markings, "you are here" maps throughout. So pick your trail, or cover them all!

We always enjoy hiking here!

dog friendly ending at the pond for a nice view.

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

I really enjoyed this trail. Easily marked, good moderate hiking. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Sunday, December 06, 2015

I completed this nice 6.5 mile hike I found at Auntie Beak’s Trail Finder today (12/6/15): http://auntiebeak.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/schoolhouse-pond-trail.pdf. This PDF map is accurate so I won’t bother with a full description. I parked on Kings Factory Road where the Vin Gormely Trail enters back in the woods – approx. 41.390687,-71.678756. This hike incorporates part of the Vin Gormely, Schoolhouse Pond Trail, crosses Kings Factory Road to get to the Schoolhouse Pond, and then back to use a portion of the Vin Gormley to complete the loop. I will upload a couple of pictures. Nice hike on a beautiful day!

hiking
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Really nice trails , not too strenuous , very nice hike

Nice long trail little monotonous scenery
Well-maintained

A bit confusing but managed the way

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