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trail running
22 days ago

Great trail - goes through a mix of lands including woods, vineyard, cattle pasture, and golf course over the 10 miles. I have done a number of times and certain sections can be muddy, especially in the spring months.

trail running
private property
1 month ago

First off...this is a no joke trail through fields, dirt/gravel/grass paths, and through a marshy bit. Even had to bear crawl a few feet. If you don’t like getting a bit dirty and want to keep your kicks nice and clean go run a nice paved path. I loved it! Previous reviews are accurate in that the marking is a bit lacking initially but about 1.5 in it gets way better. The trail route on this app is pretty spot on and at two parts I just popped open the app to see which way to go. Didn’t do the whole out and back so I can only speak to about 2.5 down the trail from the start. It had mud so if you decide to go I’d give it a couple days passed the last rain. It had been about 3 when I did it and it was still a bit muddy. Not terrible though. Took the dog and though trail says for them to stay leashed, I went early in the morning and was the only one on the trail, so I let her off for parts of it. There is electric fence at two fields so just FYI. TLDR: awesome trail that actually feels like you’re on a trail run. You’re goin to probably get dirty. Enjoy.

If you enjoy driving 45 minutes away to a trailhead that literally brings you to the side of a field in which you proceed through grass and cross a road to walk around another electric fence lined field, than this is for you. I’m not too familiar with the area so I opened the directions to this place directly from alltrails and it brought us to a sports field complex. Started walking down in between fields and it was just not enjoyable. Would of kept going but saw nothing in site besides grass and fence. We probably started this on the wrong side, but it would be nice if the beginning of this trail wasn’t marked on here where it is because it’s deceiving and was a big waste of time.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

An okay trail

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
private property
3 months ago

4 miles and back this, "loop trail", is quite a distance, but is relatively pleasant. The Pros: Pretty Well Marked (Mostly) Calm Not too heavily trafficked There is a porta potty on the first leg (hard to see, but right next to the trail where it meets the golf course Cons: Next to a bunch of farms Next to a golf course the first third of the way You have to cross a couple roads Muddy as a cows hinder in several places. 1 or 2 ticks My day on this trail started a tad rough. I entered on the Mitchell lane side and had no trouble parking. Immediately after taking a few steps into a magical archway of greenery, I was greeted with some of the thickest, deepest mud known to man and there was no way around. I wasn't wearing boots at the time, but even with boots, plunging a foot into mud at every step is no picnic. I kept moving to find myself lost on a golf course, having missed the first turn back onto the trail. Perhaps I'm a fool, perhaps I'm not observant enough, but I feel, for the inexperienced backpacker this might be a confusing spot. When hiking this trail, if you feel you have been unceremoniously dumped onto a golf course, you missed the turn. Once I found the trail again the rest of the hike was relatively uneventful. There was a good portion of trail that was extremely well marked next to the golf course, but then the markings dropped off after that. It was as if they were extremely concerned about hikers getting lost when it might affect golfers, but didn't give much of a crap after that what happened to them. The trail crossed a couple roads and had a few more muddy spots, none as extreme as the first. The grass was overgrown in some places. The trail went from, golf course, to marshy, to woodland. The woodland part of the trail was the best bit. It was calm and beautiful and there were stone benches and a little river to sit by. There were some cool little bridges and, at the beginning, a raised wood walkway that made you feel as if you were entering a mystical fairy garden rather than a forest. Of course, knowing I had to leave this place and track back over the less pleasant parts of the trail again soured my peace a little. When I completed the trail I was a bit muddy, but none the worse for ware. I found a dog tick catching a ride on my pant-leg and I sent him to his maker. All life has a right to exist, but blood drinking parasites that spread disease are successful enough without my help. I spent a couple days brushing dried mud off my shoes and found a dead deer tick on one, but that wasn't so bad. All in all this was a decent hike, a nice way to spend a day. I did find it a little troublesome and boring so I may not go back, but every trail is worth exploring. Just because it wasn't 100% my thing doesn't mean you wont like it. It's always good to get outside, get some exercise and see the day. :)

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

Great place for a nature walk and dog walk. grass at some points were really overgrown. Can get really muddy .

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

The trail was nice, but a little muddy at the beginning and turnoround.

walking
muddy
3 months ago

Wish you were here Tita. Very muddy at the beginning but once you get to the bridge it opens up to the most beautiful views. Trails are easy to walk on. So many different birds to see. Enjoyed it very much

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Great for walking the dog, running, and just getting out.

hiking
muddy
private property
snow
5 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Not my favorite trail. Actually it’s my least favorite. Very overgrown on many paths. Was nice to get my pup outside but I honestly found this place creepy.

trail running
Saturday, July 07, 2018

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

hiking
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

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

hiking
Sunday, April 22, 2018

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.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Great trail for walking your dog!

hiking
Sunday, January 28, 2018

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.

hiking
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

great trail.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

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

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