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Lots of rocks with the leaves down makes it difficult for footing, wet in areas but nice trail against the river

Great trail for hiking. Bring a map. Well defined trail but intersects with numerous other trails within Arcadia. Lots of options to make hike as long as you want. Easily can do loop just around Pond, about 1.5 miles total. Great views. Wear your orange during hunting season. Good parking lot.

Nice,beautiful trail however the white blazes leading to the Falls could be marked better; used the All Trails map to help us with that!!!

Lots of trail options. Beautiful trees and vantage points to see the ocean and ponds.

It was so nice for me and my dog

hiking
26 days ago

Did this hike today with my humans. It was a lot of rock scrambling and climbing up and over and around. I only needed assistance in a few spots. We started at the Long Pond Trail head. Some of the trail is moderately wooded and almost seems like you’re walking down a deer Path. Hiking boots are definitely recommended for the rock scrambling!!! If you are used to hiking up North (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire) you will find this relatively easy. For Rhode Island, this is a unique trail. This trail presents with the opportunity to do a little rock scrambling that is not common in many of the Rhode Island trails. Views of the Long Pond and El Pond at this time of year are minimal due to all of the heavy foliage. The trail is well-maintained with yellow blazes. There are a few areas where you need to stop and be mindful to find the markers. It took us about 50 minutes (We took a few minutes to view El Pond)to go from our starting point to where the trail ends at the Narragansett Trail North starting point. Our trip back was much quicker at 40 minutes. Although there is supposed to be no hunting in this part of the Rockville management area we still wore our orange vest. Keep in mind this is hunting season! Get out and enjoy!!!

I choose this hike because I heard it was haunted. I completed both loops. So here is my review. very tough to follow blazers, mostly in middle sections of loops. Had to climb over and crawl under fallen trees. You will need to hike through small streams, less than ankle deep. Entire trail took about 4.5 hours, including losing all trace of blazers. Make sure your phone is fully charged, you will need to access this App.

Back to the Haunted Trail, I found lack of Wildlife in certain sections. No signs of any, including birds, squirrels or deer, which I found strange. During the hike I would experience chills and goose bumps, at random areas. Once I left an offering of Bread, Whiskey and tabacco they seemed to of stopped. I stopped and checked out the Cairns, which was OK, nothing crazy in that area. it is when you are deep into the forest, you may hear distant drumming (think streched animal hide type drum) I did not experience the Chanting which some others have.

I wanted to only give it three stars, do to trail maintenance issues, but I felt it shoukd get four for historical reasons. Trail was hiked in October, so issue with bugs. The trail at some places does follow a large stream or river. it was a good hike. I parked in lot 1 and took Meadow trail into area. Orange to Blue to Yellow and Blue again blazers, if you find them on fallen trees or moss covered trees. The Yellow trail ny stream is very difficult to follow, follow stream until you see bridge. Lots of rocks and roots.

hiking
1 month ago

Great place to hike, my family and I love it!

had first date with my girlfriend here. awesome spot.

Truck path, no views, no elevation, no challenge, no payoff. Would not recommend to anyone for any reason.

Beautiful trails

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy stroll. Beautiful ponds! Narragansett Indian massacre took place here during King Phillip's War.

Excellent walk but can be crowded. Watch out for bikes. Some think they are road racers. Water views, marshes and birds, including ospreys, make it all worthwhile.

this is such a nice trail. Haven't been hiking enough lately to be a great judge but I think, though short, it's on the higher side of moderate. But really clean and some nice little pockets of vistas. Today had a little more people than I remember in the past and a few had dogs (including off leash) but all the dogs were very calm and friendly and didn't detract from the hike. The trail is also really well marked in the areas we hiked and we saw a few families so don't be afraid to bring the kids if they are ok with some steeper climbs/descents.

The dirt road is long and very steep with some good size dips in it. Highly recommend taking a Jeep or at least an suv or truck down here unless you park at the top and walk down! Beautiful waterfall!!! Mandatory orange vest or colored shirt. We unfortunately didn’t get to walk the trails today since we didn’t have that color on but did sit by the water which was flowing beautifully this morning.

nicer trail in area due to its length. saw deer in woods! poorly marked in areas. dont like the street ending or beginning depending on which direction you go. I always go ptepared to spend the night just in case.

I'd give this 2.5 stars. I know i'm going against the grain with my opinion, but unless you have young children or you're looking for a long easy-moderate hike I would look for another trail. The first loop was ok nice with foundations, streams, and foot bridges to admire. The second loop I spent 50% of my time trying to find the trail markers which were buried by down trees or completely overgrown sections of the trail and the other 50% slipping and sliding over rocks while swatting away swarms of bugs. There was nothing interesting to see in the second part of the loop, and I really just wanted to be done with the trail as it just seemed to drag on and on.
Also, just to note, there are signs saying No Dogs or Bikers, in case you wanted to bring either.

An amazing place to hike during all seasons. A bit let down today however, the waterfall was bone dry. The trails were gorgeous as always. Completely kid friendly also. We had five children with us, ages 9 to 13.

first time on this trail today. Great hike, really fast trail.

My husband and I hiked here on a hot Labor Day, and really enjoyed it! As others have mentioned, lots of rocks, plenty of up and downs, some interesting landmarks (cairns and table rock) and plenty of bugs. We came prepared with bug spray and happy that we did. I underestimated our water needs given it was so hot so won't do that again!

Did shelter trial and river trail. I would rate river trail as difficult not moderate. I also heard many gunshots - beginning of sept so makes you wonder. Beautiful hike fun but don’t like the gunshots.

Had a great time. Trails were all marked really well. Great for a family or anyone who wants to challenge them selves a little bit and have some fun

hiking
2 months ago

Fun, moderately difficult hike. Some flat cruising sections around Asheville pond, but mostly rocks and roots. Plenty of short distance rock scrambles that will burn the legs a bit. Trail well maintained and well marked with yellow blazes. Make sure to take the spur trail at the west end of long pond for some great views. Overall a great time!

Great trail for the area. I would rate it above average difficulty. We took the right trail from the parking lot and did the out and back in about 50 minutes. My 40 pound lab mix handled it like a champ. Highly recommended and a must do!

Nice but buggy!

Great workout with inclines and stepping over rocks and such. Would definitely go back.

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.

Went for a nice trail run here. Parked at the end of Lafayette Rd and ran to the other end of the yellow trail, then took the red-green detour on the way back. Overall, it was a great run with varied terrain. In some places, the roots and rocks required that I walk, but this was a very small portion. The canopy offered lots of shade and the trails were dry given the lack of rain. I only ran into 3 other people and a total of about 6 dogs. None of the dogs were on the leash, but that didn't bother me, as they were all well-behaved. Followed up with a double-dip cone down the road at Gray's to make it a great outing.
The main trails are relatively well-marked at intersections, although there were some other intersections with minor trails that were not. However, with a good idea of the direction I wanted to go and the All Trails app, I did just fine. Will definitely be back.

Perfect trail , very relaxing.

3 months ago

awesome trail, and clearly marked.

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