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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.

Great place... for a nice easy hike

Cool observation tower, the trails are a workout which is good, a lot of changes in elevations, rocks and such to maneuver around.

Great for walking

Fun hike. Trail was very busy and well marked. Gets close to the gun club and if they are using the range the gunshots are very loud and may frighten kids or dogs.

A beautiful easy hike with my son on a gorgeous day!

Great little spot with a nice view at the top.

Terrible trail markers. Not fun. So much unfulfilled potential.

Beautiful trail. Good for all ages about. A good 45 min hike with aide trails... There are creeks, wooden walk ways and bridges.. Also dirt/wood stairs.

Took 1 star of because.... and also beware.... some parts you will see residential... and.... there is a firing range close by and you will hear gun shots go off!!! It can be scary.

Great hike with moderate/east terrain, well marked trails, and dog it's friendly. This is also a preserved historical site where colonial troops defended against the British during the American Revolution. There is a nice view of the water from the top of the redoubt at the beginning of the trails. Will definitely be going back.

Very pretty, lots of little foundations. If you keep an eye out theres at least 3 cemetaries to see if it interests you and the Ledge is a great thing to climb to check out the view.

Hiked 07/30/17 Very quiet and underutilized trail system. Trails are wider (formerly roads) "paved" with high grass in some places. Fire scarred trees from 1950s forest fire mixed with new growth offer a different look that I liked. Rattlesnake Ledge is definitely worth the short detour off the main trail - great views!

paddle sports
7 months ago

Great spot for an easy and quiet paddle. There are large areas of lily pads but otherwise a nice ride.

My son and I really enjoyed our walk. I have lived in Westerly, RI for over 20 years and never knew about this trail until I downloaded this app. The only negatives were that some trails had a lot of overgrowth and there were fallen trees blocking paths at times. It's also too bad there wasn't a dock or better view of the water.

On 6/24/17 We hiked the southern half of this trail from rt 165 (ten rod rd) south to green fall rd. It was pretty easy, but wet. what made the hike amazing, besides being with my daughter, was that the mountain laurels were at peak bloom and we hiked through the center of the most enormous grove I'd ever seen. We walked amongst the blooms for almost one mile.

Don't be alarmed by Gun shots - there is a range nearby but it was unnerving at a few points !

9 months ago

Pretty trail, definitely doesn't seem to be six miles, closer to 3-4. Lots of hilly spots to make you work a little harder. Our whole family loved it (my husband and our very active pug)... only encountered two other people.

Tried this set of trails fort he first time and found it very easy, not moderate. Noticed the on trail maps have been removed but if you take a picture of the map at the trail head you will be fine as the trail is well marked on trees. The view of the Pawcatuck River leaves a lot to be desired. This trail is best for trail running, local family hike and conditioning if you're looking to get into hiking.

I really enjoy these little known trails! Easily marked, and they all interconnect so you can switch it up as you'd like and go for as long or short a hike as you like. I was pleasantly surprised that I saw 0 people. Made for a relaxing, solitary trip :)

11 months ago

great nature walk with well maintained trails. the red trail loop is usually my go to.

Cute short walk

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