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During hunting season you need blaze-orange to get past Lawton Foster Rd.

Great history

One of the best in Rhode Island. Can be challenging at times but amazing view of Providence at the summit!

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19 days ago

One of my favorites with the pup. Don’t have her leashed, usually come across nice friendly people, many with well behaved dogs as well. The end point at Scarborough is beautiful very instagram worthy. Only thing I’ll say is I find it hard to believe that it’s two miles total, even taking the long loop to the left when you first enter. Very easy walk

I began the trail at dawn and did not see a soul until near completion of the loop. Some areas of the track are boggy or under water/ice but generally the trail is in good condition and well maintained, and the hike is still thoroughly enjoyable even this late in the year.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful! I only hiked a tiny bit of it but am excited to return.

Just hiked this trail over the Columbus Day weekend, and it was absolutely lovely on an early fall day with the autumn light coming through the yellowing leaves. Not a lot of elevation change, but enough curves and hills and rocks to make it fun, beautiful little streams, and the old stone building foundations are interesting. After the out and back, I also walked a bit of the Hoxie trail that also starts at the Rt. 3 parking area. Really nice area - I'll be back to hike further out on the Narragansett Trail.

Nice easy trail great ocean view!!

This loop was more of an Easy Hike than Moderate personally, lots of VERY easy terrain, there were no gains or descents that required even paying attention to footing, the grade transitions were all smooth and easily navigated with not even an adjustment in walking speed required. Yes the terrain can be rocky and there are a number of roots to contend with, but neither of these were problematic at all. Rocks and roots were all less than maybe 6 inches tall at max for the most part, no scrambling, didn't even need trekking poles. We got lapped by a trailrunner a few times, and we saw children, elderly and clearly novice hikers having zero issues with the terrain itself.

Trail markings at some of the junctions and diversions were a little lacking and did require consultuing the map, but in 4.4+ miles, the 4 or 5 times this was required wasn't that much of a big deal.

All main / mapped trails were open. Only a very small handful of offshoot and unnamed trail loops were closed for habitat recovery as of 09/23/2018.

Would have been a 5 star "Easy" hike if it weren't for the few issues with trail markers not being placed at all the junctions/diversions.

nice ocean views. short trail. clean outhouse at parking area

hiking
4 months ago

The only thing that was not closed for restoration was the WWII memorial but it was very nice. Trails are well marked, though we did get turned around a few times. The terrain gets to be very rocky with lots of tree roots which can start to get annoying but otherwise, it’s decent.

By far the most poorly organized trail out there. The map at the beginning did not coordinate well with the actual trail/markings.

5 months ago

easy for all skill levels with some rocks to walk on and offers beautiful ocean views. Good for a picnic

not the greatest. I ended up by the baseball field before turning around to take another path. I did see a beautiful hawk but there was a lot of trash and was too easy for my liking.

The WWII Memorial trail was closed for environmental restoration as of July 26 2018

This is a nice set of trails. Unlike many previous reviews, I did not have a difficult time navigating the blazes. They are inconsistently spaced, but clear. The sights involve high voltage power lines, and some of the trails are very gravelly paths that follow the power lines. Not my favorite. The wooded areas are lovely, but you will need bug spray! Even with my bug spray on, I had a constant swarm around my head and left with several bites.

Excellent trail and beautiful views , the green trail has some advanced hiking points.

My Fiancé and I gave this trail a go today and we really enjoyed it! The water views were great and it was a great walk through the wild life! Our only complaint is that finding markers on the way back were more difficult and confusing. They did leave maps however, which helped us greatly! We would definitely do this hike again!

7 months ago

Completed with 5 and 8 year olds. Enjoyable hike.

Nice trail and some really cool huge rocks. Got lost though :(. Also it has some hills which is a good workout when running. The hills r very small.

Made it over the bridge, behind Shaw’s before the trail became impassable. Started at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet and made it to a kind of open area, you could totally let your (good) dog run around here off leash. Keep left and you’ll get to the bridge. Path leads to baseball field if you keep straight. Won’t come here again.

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7 months ago

Decent hike but nothing really special. The trails aren’t the best of marked. I could see it being easy for someone without experience or just out for a leisurely walk could get off course. Nice hike for a warm up for the summer season.

kids enjoyed it alot

A good workout with a relaxing environment.

New favorite! Will be back for sure, took the dog for a quick dip in the pond.

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8 months ago

Made my way to WW2 site. Powerline area has some muddy areas but u can jump it with caution. Hard to get lost really as t\rails are marked well. Warmer weather now so watch the bugs. Some steep grades so go at ur own pace.

Great place for a nice hike in the woods! The trails are relatively well marked but I did get a little lost around the power lines.

Very pretty trail, easy to follow. Part of the blue trail is closed.

Nice and quiet .

Good trail. We would get to an intersection and take another color. Got lost a little bit near power lines because nothing was marked. Id do it again

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