Explore the most popular river 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.

Short. Tight trail. Never feel like your away from the road. But is clean, well maintained and some nice views.

Beautiful trail and scenery.. unfortunately, too many off-leash dogs makes it an unpleasant place to hike.

I would definitely recommend going when it’s cooler. I’ll be back to do more of the trails in The colder months. There were just way to many bugs to enjoy it. The trails were good. I would rate it moderate more than easy.

only 1.5 miles if you stick by pond didnt have full map til return.Wish we had whole map. Nice clear and flat

Beautiful bike ride right by the water. Just recently repaved. My favorite summer activity!

easy, 45 min one way without speeding.

Great hike with the kids!! From the wild blueberry bushes to the fern gully’s and a possible deer sighting. Kids enjoyed very much. Bugs were a little unpleasant but we got through it.

trail running
22 days ago

Clearly marked trails with maps posted. A nice short loop with well packed trail, many tree roots and rocks, although not technical overall. Remained shaded most of the run and few deer flies despite their prevalence nearby in swampy areas.

trail running
23 days ago

Will definitely be back. Lots to explore!

we will never do this trail again!!! be prepared to be covered in ticks!!!!

Trail is not one to get going fast. There are dozens of road crossings with stop signs for the trail traffic. Also, many of the walkers will walk strollers 2 abreast with no concern for approaching traffic. Even bikers will take up the whole trail and not clear until you call, "on your left. "

Lots of ways to do these breakheart area trails. Today we did this loop roughly with a side trip to Alton Jones Whispering Pines campus to fetch our dog Zip, who decided it was more fun to chase deer than pay attention to us!

road biking
1 month ago

Really pretty but wish there was more shade.

Beautiful peaceful hike. Trail was pretty easy, lots of roots and rocks to be aware of but we loved it.

Beautiful area to walk/hike! Fairly easy with a few steep and narrow areas to hike through. The only thing that would make it better was if it was longer but otherwise beautiful area; was great for both our small and medium dogs.

Very pretty and shady on a hot day. The back of the yellow trail is narrow and a little confusing in spots where blaze is sometimes two yellow and sometimes one yellow. Worth wearing boots if it’s been raining or if you tend to roll an ankle in runners, it’s not always easy to see the roots and rocks because of the overgrowth.

Keep the dogs on leash—there are deer here. Deer Hunting allowed in season, some signs note that dogs are not allowed mid Sept-mid January.

road biking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, not as busy as I thought it would be. Peaceful

not a great one

Bug spray during summer, also wouldn’t necessarily call this easy. One of the few trails I’ve walked in RI with any elevation change to note

This rail was poorly marked, we got lost numerous times and finally left out of frustration

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.

Great trail! The scenery is beautiful everywhere you look! Be careful for slippery wet rocks, my husband and I just went today and a flat rock on the trail did not look so bad until I went down! We found some really pretty rocks as well! There are some areas where you get a little off trail because markers are hard to find but all in all we had a great time!

road biking
1 month ago

This is by far the most beautiful bike trail I have explored. The views are outstanding. My favorite so far!

trail running
1 month ago

Very well marked trails, options for length. Almost completely shaded for majority of path. Leads down to narrow river-I had a great swim. There’s a little spit of sand you could rest and picnic at end. Bathrooms clean, trails well maintained. Can be a tad muddy so be mindful of choosing wisely after a pretty good rain storm. Well trafficked areas, felt safe-lots it dog walkers and happy doggies. Surrounded by lush forestry and ferns. In muddy areas, many pallets constructed and set up to make traversing it easy. No issues with bugs or animals. And parking for at least ten cars! Easy breezy trail.

road biking
1 month ago

This is a good Family Trail due to its length and the fact that it is heavily trafficked. The best parking I found was at the trail head in Slater’s Memorial Park, near the baseball field. Nice partial views of the river along the way and only one road crossing. Bonus: Slater Memorial Park, which has an amazing playground, paddle boats to rent, Looff Carousel and much more!

Hiked this loop on 6/13/2018. Although its a nice hike, there is literally 2 miles worth of knee high grass out of 6.3 miles. It could use some traffic to matt it down!

Love this trail. Beautifully diverse.

2 months ago

I've been here a few times now. Great choice of trails and it looks like the land trust recently updated - trails well marked and even signs that point to parking. My dog loved it!

2 months ago

Did the smaller of the trails and it was a good hike. My husband and I did the trail around the pond. Beautiful scenes, saw the waterfall, and got a decent sweat out of it.

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