Explore the most popular trails near Portsmouth with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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1 month ago

Boardwalk is super slick after rain- easy, flat trail. Portions are in full sun so sunscreen is beneficial.

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.

Boggy towards the end but nice flat hike in the middle of aquidneck island

Great wide trail. I parked on Mitchell Lane and walked 4 miles to the Glen and then returned. Very muddy right at the start; I was glad I wore goretex hiking shoes. Easy/flat walk. A lot of it border the National Golf Course. More woodsy once you get closer to the Portsmouth side.

Great trail for walking your dog!

6 months ago

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.

9 months ago

great spot for a quick hike with the kids. we saw deer and a snake which added to the experience

nice trail through woods and along fields and golf course. There is more beyond where I turned around at Mitchell Lane

great trail.

Some areas overgrown a little probably very muddy in some areas if there is any rain but my dog did really enjoy this walk.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The orange trail is really overgrown but everything is beautiful!

Friday, December 16, 2016

good flat trail great pond views

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Nice wide trails, dog friendly and easy walking!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This place is a hidden gem in Portsmouth. It can get a bit confusing on how to get back to the parking lot. I suggest wearing pants if plants touching your skin bother you since the trails do have a lot of brush. Some part of the blue trail was barren, not sure why, but it was sad to see. But overall it was beautiful and I'll definitely be returning.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

beautiful area, nice trails, better on weekdays in the morning less people.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Great quick hike/walk for me and the dog.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Monday, August 03, 2015

Beautiful little trail. A lot of shade if you stay on the trail that goes by the water. (The trail branches off into several small trails.) + Beautiful view of Narragansett Bay if you follow the right trail down to the water. + wild blackberries. Delicious.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

There is a few trails to choose from at Melville all of which have beautiful scenery. My personal favorite was the tee pee! It was eerie to come across at first but after investigation it was pretty neat to see that out on the trail!

Friday, August 29, 2014

The trails are not long but you can combine them to get four to five miles. However, hiking here is beautiful. The trail head is incorrectly marked on the map. Off of West Main/RI 114 turn east onto Bradford Ave. The turn is right by Melville Elementary. Follow that until you pass the campground and you will see a sign for the park and turn right. There is a parking lot at the end of the road with space for about 15 cars. There are also a few picnic tables located along the trail for those who desire a picnic. If a more woodsy trail is preferred on Aquidneck island this is your best bet.

For further information here is the website. http://www.melvilleponds.org

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I used The Blue and Red Trails, The trail was very quiet. there was no other traffic that I saw.
The trail while short is Hiking not just walking. There were some good looking scenes that may have been better on another day. Smith Road is not marked. use the second left off Bradford

Sunday, August 18, 2013

This is considered the longest nature trail for Aquidneck Island, and the most kid friendly wildlife habitat corridors between Portsmouth, and Middletown. Many walkers, and trail runners use this trail, as well as horseback riders on certain stretches of the trail. There is an ongoing plan to connect a new segment of the trail, which will further expand it by 2+ miles.

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