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Nice trail with some small hills and beautiful scenery, my family loved it. Also, great river for pictures!

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3 days ago

Great hike today. Wife decided this is not EASY, but more moderate. lots of rocks and roots, so watch your step. Nice to stop for a picnic where the yellow trail splits off and there's a nice table there with overlook to trail below. great water feature at midway point on red trail that has a small lake.

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rocky
12 days ago

trails aren't clearly marked but getting lost turned out ok. I found a quarry with some nice views.

trails arent marked great. got lost and came out at the quarry. had to walk back to car via street. also no one on the trails could find the supposed waterfall.

great trail with lots of interesting trees, rocks and bushes. We ventured along the green trail with some marshy areas. our dogs enjoyed the shady trails, but were very thirsty - glad we brought extra water.

Easy, quick trail. Beautiful little clearing by the river and ledges overhanging the river. Old mill stones. Some steep parts to the trail, but they’re over quickly. Amazing flowers - something that looked like a pink orchid.

this is easily one of my favourite trails to hike with my wife, you get alittle of everything, gorgeous birch and oak trees alot of maples too, look for lady slippers and Jack in a pulpit flower, grape vine and lots of wild blueberries

Multiple trails loop and intersect. Recommend you take a photo of the trails map at the trailhead before you get started. All trails marked well with different colored blazes. Parking for 10 vehicles at trailhead but if you need more, park on Waterview Drive because the very first thing the trail does is cross the road! Rocky and uphill but worth it. Very pretty forest, easy to find the Airman’s Memorial, and the view of Providence is pretty cool.

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muddy
24 days ago

Nice place! Clean, and mostly well marked. Would definitely consider this to be a moderate trail vs easy though. Lots of inclines, tree roots, and rocks... Was glad to have worn my good hiking shoes. Good exercise!

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bugs
27 days ago

A lot of the trails are closed for habitat rehabilitation.. haven't seen much of the trail. I had time to sit with a coffee and carve for a bit.. pretty quiet..not bad..more to explore..I'll be back..

1 month ago

Only did 1 trail. One of our favorites. Very rocky so definitely need boots. I don't consider this Easy, maybe close to Moderate. Nice hike. Will go again. !

If you like highway noise, and a trial whose payoff is power lines, then this might be your perfect trail. If none of that sounds cool to you, you may say “this is the worst trail I’ve ever been on.”

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rocky
1 month ago

Great Trail, wear some sturdy shoes there’s a lot of rocks!

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muddy
1 month ago

a very nice trail. only marked muddy cause it was still misting when i went. took the yellow path. river blocked alot of urban noise until you start to incline above it but even then it was barely there. lots of roots and very clean

Love this trail, coming here all the time. Beautiful place, features a small river, pretty rocky, with good elevation

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1 month ago

It was a beautiful, well marked path. The parking lot is easily missed so keep an eye out. Definitely bring bug spray as half of the path follows a stream and swampy marsh land, but even at higher elevations the bugs are everywhere. Overall it was a fun hike, though I would rate it at a moderate difficulty. There is also a nice picnic table in a cliff. :)

When we are looking for an easy familiar hike this is where we go.

2 months ago

Definitely a more moderate trail due to some elevation change but very nice, well marked and maintained trail. A bit buggy for early April so don't forget the bug spray!

One of my favorite hikes but the trail markers lie to you and don’t make sense. Would follow a path from all trails.

So trail is marked at the beginning... but then it really is not labeled at all once your on it and not really clear where the loop was. Was nice hike once we found the path but the “lookout” we found was to look at the power line trails haha after that the path kinda didn’t go anywhere we could find. Still had a good time but just kinda wandering around.

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rocky
2 months ago

Good trail, don’t know if I would say it’s “easy” due to all of the rocky slopes; furthermore the trail map through this app is misleading and can be confusing since it doesn’t tell you which markers to follow and where. You end up walking 5 different color trails and at some points I had to use a compass to orient myself to the right path. Probably shouldn’t be marked “easy” but definitely a beautiful trail

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snow
2 months ago

Wasn’t to bad. Little muddy but expected. Really nice in warmer weather tho!

Fun for night hiking

Great hike for the whole family.

great first trail trip.

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