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

19 days ago

Nice trail. Short and sweet. Didn’t make it all the way to the end, though. Next time!

*DOG OWNERS* check your dogs thoroughly for ticks after this trail. Found 6 ticks on one of my dogs and 2 ticks on the other. This time of year is bad!

1 month ago

Short walk through muddy, rocky, and root exposed terrain. There were plenty of red winged blackbirds flying about which was a treat to see. A quarter of the loop around the pond takes you out of the woods onto a side street back to the trailhead.

1 month ago

Awesome little Rhodedendron preserve

Love this place! Highly recommend it. Nice easy trails, with nice views

Outstanding path. Very easy, lots to see

Very nice walk short no running so good for the walk full of wildlife meet three deer who let us get right up on them and take pictures tons of birds and seen 4 more deer on the way out

Perfectly nice but a bit boring.

10 months ago

Nice short hike . 2 ponds. Saw 2 deer 100 yards into trail . Not many bugs . Enjoyable!

Great place! I hiked all the trails there in one day. Such beautiful scenery. The only drawback is on the Red swamp trail there are lots and lots of bugs, so check yourself when you get home

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Pretty trail, definitely doesn't seem to be six miles, closer to 3-4. Lots of hilly spots to make you work a little harder. Our whole family loved it (my husband and our very active pug)... only encountered two other people.

Friday, May 05, 2017

One of my favorites in South County. Short and sweet, but definitely a work out.

Beautiful trail, great views!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Beautiful by the pond but short hike. Many cool bridges and water

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Trail no longer there. New housing development.

Monday, April 10, 2017

some of the signage was not so good, but other than that, there was lots of forest and well maintained trails.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Explored this on a clear March Saturday. Would describe this as an easy walk except for the footwork required on all the roots. I was confused about the "Tri" part of the name, as we only saw two ponds while walking these trails. Looking on a map afterward if you walk down the bike path for a bit you reach the third pond. I would walk this again, am interested to see what it looks like in the summer months. Only three stars because you have to walk on the road a bit to complete the "loop" and there's a couple points where it feels like you're in someone back yard.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

TONS of roots and rocks. Not ideal with smaller children who may trip often.
Also trail does NOT loop. You have to exit the trail and continue on the road to get to the "loop" or just turn around and double back.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The 0.8 mile Osprey Point trail is an easy and peaceful walk through fields and woodlands, ending at an observation deck at the edge of the pond. From here, you have clear views of beautiful Block Island Sound and can see the island off in the distance! There are benches and a telescope to enjoy the water fowl and ocean vistas! You can return to the parking area the same way, or take Red Maple trail back (0.6 miles) where it intersects with Osprey Point trail. Signs point the way. Kids of all ages will love climbing the huge, old tree along the way! You can also reach the pond via Otter Point trail which is the shortest route. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

This trail is just out my back door and down the hill. That makes it a favorite. Trail has lots of roots and planks over swampy areas. Part of the charm.

Monday, September 12, 2016

short but good

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Great trail system, well-marked, and with map stands throughout. I loved the portions of the trail that hiked along ridges. Cool cemetery but that's kinda it as far as views and thats my downside.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The hike started out great between a pond on the left and brook to our right. The foliage was beginning to peak and the trail was flat and leaf covered. Our first choice was to go straight or right on the yellow trail that would lead us to Asa Pond. We chose the latter which started by going over a nice bridge. This is where the Army Ranger training course began. For the next half mile the trail consisted of planks(some rotted and unstable) large rocks and the biggest collection of roots I have ever seen. This is the first hike I have ever bailed on but I GPSed through private property and followed the main road back to the car.

This place was so pretty! Not a very difficult 'hike', the only reason it is one is because of the rocky forest path. But it's beautiful and I would most definitely do it again!

Monday, September 07, 2015

Great trail and really well marked. Maps at each trail loop intersection. The terrain changes quite a bit and quickly with rolling hills, some quite steep. Wouldn't recommend for small children. Nice work out.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Nice walk with different scenery throughout. Some parts of the trail are not well marked.

Nice easy hike with a nice mix of forest and ocean.

paddle sports
Monday, June 16, 2014

It's a short paddle around the pond. It takes about a Half hour to complete it at a leisurely pace. There's lots of parking and very little traffic on the water. It is scenic.

trail running
Saturday, June 15, 2013

Truly gorgeous trail, not what I was expecting at all. I got turned around on the red blazed trail and ended up running it twice before finding my way to the blue blazed trail. Not that it isn't well marked I was following a dog. The North end has some changes due to erosion and some of the hills could use some water bars.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

This trail represents my first hike after weeks of miserable weather. I needed a moderate trail to get myself going again, and Duval served the purpose nicely. Although relatively short, it is rugged and glacial, giving me a respectable workout. Because water is a big payoff for me, I was especially pleased with the scenic outlook that affords a view of the ocean and Block Island.

Some notes on the route: the Rhode Hikes blog suggests that the trail can be difficult to follow. That apparently has been fixed by additional markings. Also, there are new loops that do not yet appear on the map available online. But, do not worry. The updated maps are posted at every turning point.

This refuge is divided into three named trails but they all interlink, so it is easy to follow and see everything. The trails are very well maintained and easily visible. Trails are wide enough for two couples to pass easily. There are adequate benches to rest if needed and the pamphlet is informative on the local wildlife habitats and surroundings. I highly recommend going to each point of the trails as there are magnificent views.

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