Explore the most popular forest 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.

trail running
1 day ago

What a fantastic little find! Not only are there numerous trails to explore, but there are beautiful gardens near the Senior Center that are definitely worth a look. I’ll definitely be back.

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

Nice little spot.

Trail is not one to get going fast. There are dozens of road crossings with stop signs for the trail traffic. Also, many of the walkers will walk strollers 2 abreast with no concern for approaching traffic. Even bikers will take up the whole trail and not clear until you call, "on your left. "

Great walk for kids and pets.

Not marked well at all. Very easy to end up on the wrong trail back to your vehicle.

This was a pleasant walk with my seven-year-old, with a nice breeze off the lake for parts of the hike. We planned to take the red loop, but the signage, which was really clear for the first half, was confusing/missing in places so we ended up on a bit longer hike. A few notes about taking the trail with kids:
1) Hiking boots and bug spray are a must. Even on a dry July day there was a fair amount of mud (although probably not as much as my daughter would have liked. I'd recommend hiking poles, but I always say that.
2) "moderate" is a fair appraisal; it's not very steep anywhere, but the terrain varies a lot in small ways, from rocky to lakeside to beds of pine needles, which makes it better for kids. (My daughter gets bored if the trail is too flat or monotonous or doesn't have things to climb.) There aren't a lot of dangers or areas where kids could easily vanish from sight. But what it also doesn't have is the kind of attractions/landmarks along the way that help keep kids focused (like the way the Mashomoquet loop has Table Rock/the Wolf Den/the Indian Chair for kids to stop at along the loop).
3) We mostly had the trail to ourselves, but there were a lot of campers and swimmers in the park. For parts of the walk you feel like you're walking by a lot of campsites, while other parts are more secluded.
4) Bring a bathing suit for after. My daughter was a little distraught that we couldn't go swimming in the pond after the hike, and if I'd realized there was a pond/beach right at the trailhead I would have brought suits. There's an area for changing/bathrooms at the trailhead.

Lots of ways to do these breakheart area trails. Today we did this loop roughly with a side trip to Alton Jones Whispering Pines campus to fetch our dog Zip, who decided it was more fun to chase deer than pay attention to us!

walking
7 days ago

Nice quiet trail with a beautiful view!

road biking
10 days ago

Really pretty but wish there was more shade.

Nice trail through the woods, mostly flat and probably doable in sneakers, but I was glad I wore my boots because it's rooty and rocky in areas. Didn't see another soul on the trail on a weekday afternoon. A lot of pretty mossy/ferny areas. As others have said, the trail takes you around ponds and through marshes, so yes, bugspray.

Extremely well marked except for a moment on the orange trail going clockwise near the Pulaski Wildlife Marsh where the map shows it curving around the water over the grassy area, but there are orange markers pointing away from it on another trail as well - I followed the map and it worked out.

trail running
13 days ago

I did the Blue and the Red trails today, my Garmin GPS measured the entire route as 6 miles(I parked at the gate). Some parts a little muddy and rocky, but a great run/hike. Next time I’ll wear bug spray.

13 days ago

I did enjoy this trail but it was not clearly marked at beginning so I needed this app to get onto the trail. Also, read the signs when parking, we parked next to parked cars and missed the sign for trailer parking. Got an $89 parking ticket.

Beautiful area to walk/hike! Fairly easy with a few steep and narrow areas to hike through. The only thing that would make it better was if it was longer but otherwise beautiful area; was great for both our small and medium dogs.

Very pretty and shady on a hot day. The back of the yellow trail is narrow and a little confusing in spots where blaze is sometimes two yellow and sometimes one yellow. Worth wearing boots if it’s been raining or if you tend to roll an ankle in runners, it’s not always easy to see the roots and rocks because of the overgrowth.

Keep the dogs on leash—there are deer here. Deer Hunting allowed in season, some signs note that dogs are not allowed mid Sept-mid January.

road biking
13 days ago

Beautiful views, not as busy as I thought it would be. Peaceful

not a great one

mountain biking
14 days ago

Intermediate to expert level riding. Easy on and off trails. No need to carry anything besides one bottle of water. Food and spare water can be kept in the vehicle for quick breaks and back on the trails. I consider this a great free gym for a short workout. Can’t always go to the very long trails especially after work or busy weekends. I tend to ride on Saturday and Sunday early morning for an hour or two. Then off to start the day doing other things.

14 days 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.

walking
15 days ago

Cut through the woods before the beach if you’re trying to trail run or walk with purpose, I always skip the beach part unless I’m just strolling. The briars get a bit crazy on the back side of the loop but I do enjoy the trail.

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

Lots of parking. Lots of trail options.

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

Had a tough time finding the trail and then it wasn’t even much of a trail. Asked multiple people who worked there where the trail was and they had no idea.

Disappointing this morning. I tried to take my kids here and the trails are very overgrown. We had to turn around part way through the blue loop.

Great trail! The scenery is beautiful everywhere you look! Be careful for slippery wet rocks, my husband and I just went today and a flat rock on the trail did not look so bad until I went down! We found some really pretty rocks as well! There are some areas where you get a little off trail because markers are hard to find but all in all we had a great time!

road biking
30 days ago

This is by far the most beautiful bike trail I have explored. The views are outstanding. My favorite so far!

on Logger's Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Unmaintained, overgrown, and so many ticks.

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