Explore the most popular lake 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.

Beautiful trail and scenery.. unfortunately, too many off-leash dogs makes it an unpleasant place to hike.

Great time this morning. The trail is beautiful and well marked. We did the pond loop and will be back to complete the other trails when it is a little less humid.

Perfect trail , very relaxing.

only 1.5 miles if you stick by pond didnt have full map til return.Wish we had whole map. Nice clear and flat

Beautiful bike ride right by the water. Just recently repaved. My favorite summer activity!

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.

This trail was pretty nice but takes so long because it's not marked at all with lots of other mini trails in and around it. l spent most of my time looking at the app and backtracking. Unless you don't mind walking around and not knowing where you're going, you will like it, lol. There are roads all around and throughout but still no clue which way to go.

Love this trail and the variety of terrain encountered along the way! A bit difficult to follow through the campground, but otherwise clearly marked the entire distance. It does hit asphalt for a couple small sections, but otherwise single track trail nearly the entire way.

trail running
22 days ago

I love doing tempo runs here on the wide trails, usually finding a nice breeze near the water and one solid (albeit small) hill. The trail has sections with lots of small, loose rocks, but footing is good overall. The one watchout is the deer flies in the summer months! Wear a hat and be prepared for them to bother you. My pace was much faster due to them!

trail running
22 days ago

Clearly marked trails with maps posted. A nice short loop with well packed trail, many tree roots and rocks, although not technical overall. Remained shaded most of the run and few deer flies despite their prevalence nearby in swampy areas.

trail running
23 days ago

Will definitely be back. Lots to explore!

Small, but very quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. Took us about two hours to make the biggest loop, and that included many stops at the waterfront and bridges. It's mostly shaded and a nice walk, just beware of tree roots across the path. Limited parking and very narrow dirt roads to get there, but once you're there it's a nice hike.

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.

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!

road biking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Beautiful peaceful hike. Trail was pretty easy, lots of roots and rocks to be aware of but we loved it.

1 month ago

Great hike! Very well marked and easy to follow. There were a few areas that were overgrown but still easy to navigate. We did the HH trail today and will go back to complete the other trail in its entirety.

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
1 month ago

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

mountain biking
1 month 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.

Lots of parking. Lots of trail options.

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

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.

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