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Inspiring and beautiful. With lots of ways to wander as you will. Only did part - not whole - but will be back. Came in late April and did hear gunshots. Not sure what the hunting is like in the area, but may be good to wear bright colors.

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

Nice and quiet .

Did this hike today on a 55 degree sunny day and was great hike for Rhodie. Hike around the pond is recommended. Got off track a few times so glad I had the all trails app that showed me where I was on the loop

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

This is a nice little trail. I suggest parking on 165 at the Frosty Hollow pond area and taking Shelter trail all the way to Ben Utter. You get to pass through the old camping cabins and Steppingstone falls becomes a reward for a 5.5 mile journey through Arcadia. Round trip is a nice almost 12 miles. Great way to spend a day in the woods.

Great trail. Easy hike. Extremely well marked. We did the red trail (6 miles) which was 5.5 miles or so. The wet areas were all easy to navigate. Highly recommend. Gorgeous day.

10 days ago

great for kids, well marked

hiking
10 days ago

After reading the reviews for this hike and attempting the hike as described by Alltrails, i think its important to note, The Diamond Hill trails are not those trails mapped out here. The Diamond Hill hike is in Diamond Hill Town Park. If you follow the directions alltrails provides here you are actually across the street from Diamond Hill. In a network of unorganized trails.. The town however has provided a pretty good map online for the park and hill (across the street). There are a few networks of marked trails here. Once you get the hang of them this is a pretty fun hike although short. Some of the old tow line gear can still be seen at the top of the hill, that i think is 343 ft, not the 630ft as described here. Happy Trails!

Great trail for walking your dog!

Beautiful woods and ponds. If you follow the suggested itinerary counterclockwise, when arriving near Tarbox Pond it seems to go off-trail, or the trails are no longer maintained, I don't know. I took the blue trail that stays away from Tarbox Pond and I reconnected with the suggested itinerary further south.

hiking
11 days ago

We definitely got lost as this trail isn’t marked great— many side trails with no markers or blazes to tell where to go. We honestly made our own trail when we could hear the highway and walked from the on ramp back our car. Otherwise it’s a great park with a lot of trails to offer— just navigate better than we did!

Trail passes through off-leash dog park! My puppy loves it here!

It's a good thing I know the trails from horseback or I would have gotten lost. The trail is not marked and I ended up missing a large section. A lot of downed trees blocking the path but easily gotten around. Will definitely try it again!

Nice trail run for beginner trail runners

Loved it, love a of climbing and views to keep the kids entertained. A bit challenging at times especially if you haven't done a lot of hiking but not too bad.

17 days ago

For me this is one of the most beautiful trail, biking, fishing, water falls, wild life in the blackstone river. Going from town to town , seeing history site. Is an all day nature attraction.
Need to be ready with water and healthy snacks, is a very long trail.

Hiked these trails on 4/7/18. Parked at the lot at approximately 930 Kings Factory Rd. There is a Kiosk there with map copies. Took the River Trail to the Narragansett Trail and then used the map to create an approximate 6 mile loop. My first time here and enjoyed the hike. Trails were dry even with recent wet weather.. Not much elevation change. Nice mixture of terrain, including wood trails, dirt/grass roads, and pastures. Some road noise in some areas of the trails. Did not see one other hiker. Nice that you can create hikes of many different distances and the trails are well marked.

start hike from Falls River rd. because they closed the gate to the entrance road... you have to walk a mile and a half just to get to the trail now... on a long dirt road.. not fun.

trail running
22 days ago

You will be hard pressed to find a better woods trail within Rhode Island. There is a ton to see here; rock walls, Mercer point (and abandoned camp), the quarry, and waterfalls, make for a place you can visit over and over. The trail is well secluded with very little sign of civilization except for passing under the power line access around the halfway point. I was here while it was raining and decided to start beating my chest and yelling like a barbarian, need less to say I had a great time.

Nice hike! We enjoyed the variety- a few rocks, stream crossings and some verticality.
Great spring hike!

hiking
25 days ago

I apparently have given all of my hikes 5 stars, but this one is the real 5-star hike! Was surprisingly challenging given how flat RI tends to be. Beautiful views of Long pond after scaling a massive boulder. Will definitely be back again!

Totally worth the drive up from Point Judith. We took every side path except purple and orange. Trails were marked well except when crossing on gravel at the power lines (look to ground rocks for yellow markers and then across for red markers on sticks). Lots of rocks and roots but we took our dog and he managed fine. Broken glass alert at the lookout (could use a good clean-up brigade. . . would bring a garbage bag to carry out next time).

This trail was not well maintained. There was so much trash everywhere. I don’t recommend this one.

Nice spot for a walk. The part near the pond was pretty.

Rocky trail with moderate elevation. Be sure to bring a map and have a plan. Points of interest include the WWII crash site, where you will find a memorial and Mercer Lookout (we were able to see Providence and Narragansett Bay.) We lost the trail for a little bit after the lookout and were lucky to find the quarry. The rock formations inside the quarry were pretty amazing. We found the waterfall, but it was very slow flowing and mostly frozen. The view from the top of the quarry was just as beautiful as Mercer Lookout. Nice elevation on the green trail marked “steep” on the map. We will definitely be back to this one.

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

A little bit of everything!

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!

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