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.

Haven't seen the place in 20 years, still beautiful as ever!

This trail was great! I had to cut my hike short due to a quickly dying phone battery, and ended up making my own smaller loop. Luckily there were many nearby gravel roads to help make whatever loop you want. There was a layer of crunchy snow on the ground and the trail was interrupted by many fallen trees from the recent storm. Saw some wildlife around the water's edge. I can't wait to come back and do the full orange loop once spring hits!

Nice easy trail.

Did this hike today in a cold day with some snow on the ground. Really lovely walk. The path is sometimes not easy to follow and requires some scrambling over rocks, but it is a great walk, well worth the effort. Definitely 5*!

5 days ago

would not consider this moderate, but nice outshoots for the lake.

Nice hike, nice views

13 days ago

I completed this hike today March 10, 2018. Started at 6:30 AM. Crisp 32 degrees but clear skies. I have been here before but today was much more challenging. Also more fun! It was a combination of 1 to 3 inches of crunchy snow, some very wet areas, and lots of small branches and trees across the trails because of the recent wet snow. I planned to do the orange trail but quickly decided to cut it shorter and do red trail which is supposed to be 6 miles. My tracker said a little over 5 which was fine. Great morning. Nice winter hiking spot.

22 days ago

Very nice woodland trail. A few wet/muddy spots. Well marked trails.

Perfect amount of information. Kids ran from sign to sign screaming, "another clue!" I felt like I learned about & could recognize more of the wildlife. Quiet - could clearly hear bird calls.

loved it ..definetly a nice place for a hike & maybe fishing & picnic

Urban hike in a park. The trail is very well marked. There is no way you’ll get lost. There are sections that are absolutely lovely. Some sections go past houses, and other sections force you onto the road. Then there are the sections where it looks like people go to party. Alcohol containers, take out food containers, broken glass, drug paraphernalia, and condom wrappers everywhere. If those sections were better maintained this would be a gem in a city setting.

I did this trail February 11, 2018.it was cool with a little drizzle and parts of the trail were icy, but it was a great trail. Beautiful scenery. Has a little bit of everything...

Beautiful trail!!

1 month ago

There are 7 miles of trails here to connect for longer hikes. Several of them are out and back. There are trail fees here to help support the land conservation and animal sanctuary. There are also no dogs allowed so wildlife isn’t scared off. Excellent spot for birders. Not much elevation, but Hanging Rock and the ridge trails can be challenging.

1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful views. Trails are well kept and well marked. Very little incline. There are several trails that can be connected for longer hikes.

Today we parked just over the bridge on Manchester Print Works Road off of Great Rd and walked on the paved road around Oley Pond which was a good choice as the trails looked pretty muddy. The pond loop was about 3.5 miles. Very pleasant! We look forward to hiking the trails with appropriate footwear or closer to spring.

1 month ago

great hike with a number of vistas. You do have to know where the side trails are to get the great views. the trail is more than moderate.

on Olney Pond Trail

1 month ago

This is the Les Pawson loop, not a trail. Paved road with some short off shoot trails that lead right back to the paved loop. about 3 miles of beautiful pond scenery and woods. Many othe rpoeple biking, running, dog walking. Rock Climbers and fishing close by. Cars will pass. I give it 4 Stars, but keep in mind this is not an actual "Trail"

I know this woods like the back of my hand ❤️ hiking here since I was a toddler. Peaceful and beautiful lake.

Beautiful pond area. Easy walk. Fun for kids and dogs.

My concerns are the population of deer which leads to ticks. Be sure to use bug spray and check for ticks at home.

Loved it!
Great meadows and trails.
Just didn’t like the sounds of distant gun shots :(

awesome trail on a beautiful day 50 degrees in Jan

Perfect for kids. Very easy and lovely.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail but my hiking app says it is only 3 miles so a little shorter than anticipated.

I hiked this trail for the 100000000 time today. It never gets old. One thing for sure. Its best when its been dry for a long time. There are allot of small streams that run along the trails, and the trails stay wet for a while. Its just one of those trails that stay wet for a while. Still really nice.

nice trail system in the early stages of development still. convenient trail maps along the way and bridges to cross over mud/water. seen deer, owls and other wildlife.

I came in from Carrs Pond rd, near Middle rd. Its kind of marked...lol. Once I arrived at to the pond, I just walked the perimeter. I was a beautiful, wide open trail. Though it not well marked, Its still easy to get around, and was beautiful on a snowy day.

Did this hike at the end of December. I loved it. Very peaceful, lots to see, and well marked. A must do!

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