Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Rhode Island with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
8 days ago

The trail was nice and scenic, but it was a bit hilly. Still fun though!

I would definitely recommend going when it’s cooler. I’ll be back to do more of the trails in The colder months. There were just way to many bugs to enjoy it. The trails were good. I would rate it moderate more than easy.

Great hike with the kids!! From the wild blueberry bushes to the fern gully’s and a possible deer sighting. Kids enjoyed very much. Bugs were a little unpleasant but we got through it.

we will never do this trail again!!! be prepared to be covered in ticks!!!!

1 month ago

I did the blue trail. Well marked. Some ups and downs, not super strenuous, but more of a workout than most trails I’ve walked in the area. I missed the scenic overlook the first time, the trees in the distance are tall enough to nearly block the view. Would come back in the fall or late fall, it’s probably lovely during peak foliage.

Bug spray during summer, also wouldn’t necessarily call this easy. One of the few trails I’ve walked in RI with any elevation change to note

This rail was poorly marked, we got lost numerous times and finally left out of frustration

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great walk though not marked at all. I walked about 5 miles

Love this trail. Beautifully diverse.

Great trails! My 5 and 9 year old handled it with easy. Easy to find. Good parking.

hiking
2 months ago

Small trail but cute! Great for beginner.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail. Short and sweet. Didn’t make it all the way to the end, though. Next time!

*DOG OWNERS* check your dogs thoroughly for ticks after this trail. Found 6 ticks on one of my dogs and 2 ticks on the other. This time of year is bad!

Kids and I loved this trail. We will definitely be back.

walking
2 months ago

Extremely easy and great for taking the dog swimming. Super flat, well maintained, could even bring a jogging type stroller. Mostly in the shade, cute little spot to have a picnic. We are still acclimating baby to his carrier pack, so this was just enough distance for us. Watched some construction on a giant hideous house across the water fall. We saw a lot of dogs, so if your dog isn’t chill keep it leashed plz. We’ll be coming back on hot days for dog dips for sure.

Just got into hiking and I really liked this trail. I wouldn’t exactly call it easy, as it can get hilly in some areas. But I loved the setting in the woods. Path crossed the stream multiple times and was moving at a good pace at some parts. Watch out for mud though! May just be the season but some areas were quite muddy

Inspiring and beautiful. With lots of ways to wander as you will. Only did part - not whole - but will be back. Came in late April and did hear gunshots. Not sure what the hunting is like in the area, but may be good to wear bright colors.

Really good trail.

Nice scenic walk with the puppy.

hiking
4 months ago

Never knew this was here. Some spots are very over grown, trees are blocking the trails and a lot of water covering parts of the trail. Overall it is a nice hike, trails just need some maintenance. Watch out for ticks when you go off the beaten path to get around the obstacles. All the trails were well marked.

easy walking trail. It wasn't a busy trail so I was able to let my dog off leash. very wide paths and the sound of the reservoir was relaxing. nice little walk.

Nice hike, nice views

Well marked trail. It’s narrow and kind of boring. But good for a quick hike.

nice, easy paced trail.

very scenic walking path.

I can’t believe we never walked here. The trails are a little covered due to the storm but I kind of liked it.

Wonderful hike. Long enough to get a great workout with the hills. I think I would caution on the side of calling it moderate just in case someone goes thinking it's flat.

Very nice trail, mostly in forest with sparse understory. If you walk it counterclockwise, follow first yellow blazes of Breakhart trail, then the white blazes of Shelter trail southwards. At Frosty Hollow pond, take the John Hudson trail northwards to go back to Breakhart pond.

Surprisingly quiet and very well marked trails.

Lots of ups and downs and dog friendly.

Overall, a good route. There are spots where there's enough up and down to get a good workout, but it never gets too tough for kids or dogs. There's a decent amount of wildlife to see along the way as well.

The biggest downside is that the Rod and Gun club is right next door. The constant sound of gunfire really takes away from the relaxing nature vibe.

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