Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

20 hours ago

Not long but extremely charming. I’m a big fan of boardwalks and you can’t beat the ocean access. Excellent view of whale rock and Beavertail Light. The wooded section is a fabulous place to bird watch.

Lots of rocks with the leaves down makes it difficult for footing, wet in areas but nice trail against the river

Great strolling trail with interesting views and beautiful old walls!

My boys and I checked this place out today. It’s right on the water, has lots of cool rocks to climb, and some interesting relics from when it was an amusement park-neat history! It’s not huge, but was fun to spend a couple of hours in watching the water and climbing rocks. There’s a paved trail that is relatively short, so it’s good for a quick, easy walk, with beautiful views. Pleasantly surprised!

Great trail. Well maintained and marked. I would have given it a five if I’d run into less people along the trail.

Lots of ups and downs . A bit challenging with leaves covering rocks and stumps. Have your hiking boots on and take it slow in the Fall.

Great hike with family and pet friendly.

Nice walk close to home. Great place to with the family or the dogs. Lots to explore.

Great trail for hiking. Bring a map. Well defined trail but intersects with numerous other trails within Arcadia. Lots of options to make hike as long as you want. Easily can do loop just around Pond, about 1.5 miles total. Great views. Wear your orange during hunting season. Good parking lot.

Lincoln woods is a gem of a place one can feel a deep woods experience even though a major highway is always less than 2 miles away .

trail running
10 days ago

Very easy to find trailhead, super easy to find your way, very well marked. A good trail for beginning trail runners, just enough rocks, roots and wet leaves and to make it interesting. No steep or long climbs, just enough to get the blood moving. Pretty wooded area.

Excellent walk with informative history stands small signs telling you what that particular plant is. booths with bug spray. I caution you to use your own bug spray though! you just dont know what's been put into those bottles. I had gone with a friend, they had sprayed themselves, needles to say it was not big spray! lol... a side from that I was a great place. although my friend will never return lol.

12 days ago

My humans and I did this hike today. What an absolutely beautiful fall day! We started at the trail head on plain Road at the Tillinghast wild management area. The trail is well marked with yellow blazes. The cemetery is about 10 to 15 minutes in on the right-hand side. You need to look for the rock wall foundation and there are several tombstones over to the far right corner. Some date back to the early 1800s. If you are on the trail and you proceed to turn left following the yellow blazes you have missed the cemetery. We took the trail to the end following the north loop and then proceeded onto the Tillinghast Pond loop trail. This trail is marked with white blazes. This trail proceeds to loop all the way around the pond bringing us back to the parking lot. The entire loop was about 4.6 miles. I would rate this trail as easy with the exception of the fact that it is moderately long. This would be a great trail in the winter as there is very little rocks or lose footing. Please make sure you wear your orange vest and hat. This is a hunting area. Canines, please make sure your humans put a vest on you and keep you on leash! It’s for everyone’s safety. Get out there and enjoy! The scenery is diverse and very enjoyable!

Nice,beautiful trail however the white blazes leading to the Falls could be marked better; used the All Trails map to help us with that!!!

Do not do this path without the All Trails app or you will get lost. For first part off the road there are hardly any markers so stick close to the stream. Also two water crossings had no bridge across so we had to walk a mile around to a road and then cross a fallen tree to cross another.

Nice trail well marked

from September to February, wearing orange is required. this is a hunting area.

It was so nice for me and my dog

LOVED this trail. Wide, well kept trails taken care of by volunteers. Lots of hand made signage explaining trees, the area, some history etc. They offer blaze orange vests during hunting season, 'shovels' to throw dog poop off the trail, so you don't have the pleasure of stepping in it. We walked on a lot of the trails that were not marked as part of this loop, but still marked as trails connected to the 'loop;, and we still only logged 3.9 miles. Maybe I misread the mileage/map. We did hear a couple gun shots and figured it might be the police that have a target range nearby. Nope. We heard this loud noise and thought it was a deer making it's way through the woods, and lo and behold, out comes a hunter and his hunting dog. He was bird hunting and had missed. Made us a little concerned to be walking through the woods others are hunting in. We hunt occasionally but try not to walk where they hunt, as we never know the caliber of the hunter. Overall, an excellent hike. Kudos to those that maintain and make it such an informative trail. Saw my first wintergreen and LOVED the bird houses made out of hollowed out logs along the trail. Ponds were beautiful also.

25 days ago

Clear path. Nice views. Well maintained. Great fall foliage. Can add on a 1 mike loop about halfway in. Lots of signs to stay on path.

Awesome.. easy trail.. great for walking, jogging, dogs

26 days ago

Did this hike today with my humans. It was a lot of rock scrambling and climbing up and over and around. I only needed assistance in a few spots. We started at the Long Pond Trail head. Some of the trail is moderately wooded and almost seems like you’re walking down a deer Path. Hiking boots are definitely recommended for the rock scrambling!!! If you are used to hiking up North (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire) you will find this relatively easy. For Rhode Island, this is a unique trail. This trail presents with the opportunity to do a little rock scrambling that is not common in many of the Rhode Island trails. Views of the Long Pond and El Pond at this time of year are minimal due to all of the heavy foliage. The trail is well-maintained with yellow blazes. There are a few areas where you need to stop and be mindful to find the markers. It took us about 50 minutes (We took a few minutes to view El Pond)to go from our starting point to where the trail ends at the Narragansett Trail North starting point. Our trip back was much quicker at 40 minutes. Although there is supposed to be no hunting in this part of the Rockville management area we still wore our orange vest. Keep in mind this is hunting season! Get out and enjoy!!!

28 days ago

Beautiful and peaceful trail with very little traffic. I enjoyed this trail very much.

1 month ago

Great place to hike, my family and I love it!

Did this hike today with my humans. It was absolutely beautiful. My 20 pound body only needed assistance over one rock scramble. Pretty heavy water flow in the gorge but we managed to get across the log with no problem. Met some really cool canines on the trail. This is a definite must do. We will go back again!

We enjoyed this very much. It was a nice loop using two different trails. We have small children 5 & 6 and they really enjoyed it.

Gorgeous trails. Saying that, nothing is marked and you could easily get lost. Follow the GPS trail on AllTrails. I would not recommend this trail for small children.

Nice, nearby escape from the city. I take my dog here for occasional morning walks around the largest loop -- pretty woods and a nice mellow walk that's never very busy.

1 month ago

lovely trail. great in snow. done it many times. narrow & hilly. good workout. total trail length including out-and-back is more like 7 miles/about 2.5 hrs. Only drawback is no streams crossing. there's pond at end of green trail. blue trail crosses/overlaps a road for 50 yards. also can do cemetery part of trail not on map, but good. best trail in sk imo.

Not much of a “hike” but it’s a short little trail that leads to a gorgeous ocean spot !

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