Looking for a great trail near Exeter, Rhode Island? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, 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 Roger Williams National Memorial, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Arcadia Management Area or Gilman Park. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Exeter ranging from 1.8 to 15.4 miles and from 200 to 492 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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We went on breakheart connected with Newman then holy grail and finished back at breakheart. About 4.5 miles. Went end of November. Beautiful fall hike. Well marked except holy grail trail. Wear orange during hunting season. Enjoy!

I extended the loop on my recording so there was no backtracking. Pretty easy hike, not too much elevation change.

Must wear 200 sq inches of orange between October 1 and January 1st. So we actually weren’t able to do this trail

Easy hike in woods. Light briars most of the way. Not that much variety but nice trail on once-cleared farm fields now forested.

Beautiful area but vests are required to hike here for most of the fall and winter.

Great trail that is a little challenging but very beautiful, especially right now with the foliage. not crowded so my dog could enjoy it too!

1 month ago

Beautiful woodland trail, serene and quiet for an early fall walk.

great trail for kids.

wow! what an amazing trail. very very well maintained and marked, and the views with the foliage were incredible. would 100% go back and do that blue trail a million times.

This trail is a well deserving 5 star between the scenery and maintained paths was just great. While hiking passed two volunteers maintaining the trail was really cool to see. This trail had everything i like woods, waterfall (small) but still a waterfall and beautiful pond with great autumn color. Highly recommend this trail!

Really nice trail. Very pretty in the fall.

Great trail but highly trafficked.

Great trail to hike with dogs. Map was helpful but trails are marked and wide. Will be back!

2 months ago

Very cool trail that brings you to small cascading waterfalls. Muddy in sections most likely due to the heavily shaded areas. Not a difficult trail by any means but feels rugged because of the high amount or rocks and roots. Worth the trip but alittle strange to get to due to the lack of signage.

This is an easy hike that takes you down dirt roads onto wooded trails and near large fields. There are a few historic cemeteries and some ruins on this leg of the North South Trail. Stepstone Falls and the Ben Utter Trail are a scenic portion of this hike. The river trail and falls area are great places for pictures. A small parking area is available area Near Stepstone Falls for those wanting to end the hike there. The NS trail then continues into the woods before coming out onto the roads. The road walking seems a bit excessive (reason for only 3 stars). The last mile or so of this leg of the hike is under construction. There is a bike trail that is being built. We were able to use this trail but it is long, straight, and flat. The trail dives back into the woods in Green, RI where we eventually ended our day at nearby Carbuncle Pond. There is a parking area and boat launch there.

Trail itself is good but my dog and I were literally covered in gnats and there was a ton of broken glass near the southern part

So beautiful. Scenery constantly changing. Well maintained. Went 2 days in a row.

2 months ago

Beautiful spot by the falls! Hiking trail allows you to hear the river as you see rock formations and beautiful flora.

Great easy trail. We took it slow and enjoyed the beautiful pond views. Parh was clear and marked well, very easy to follow.

over grown
3 months ago

Despite some bugs (comes with the territory) and some long grass, this trail was pretty and had some great hills. I personally liked the wide trails. There are a lot of forks so the map came in handy.

3 months ago

Beautiful area, nice scenery changes, and well marked paths. But the bugs were terrible. They swarmed my daughter and I basically the whole time.

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