Explore the most popular 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.





nature trips

kid friendly

dogs on leash

trail running



wild flowers



mountain biking


no dogs


paddle sports

cross country skiing

dog friendly

horseback riding


road biking

wheelchair friendly


historic site


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Made it over the bridge, behind Shaw’s before the trail became impassable. Started at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet and made it to a kind of open area, you could totally let your (good) dog run around here off leash. Keep left and you’ll get to the bridge. Path leads to baseball field if you keep straight. Won’t come here again.

Decent hike but nothing really special. The trails aren’t the best of marked. I could see it being easy for someone without experience or just out for a leisurely walk could get off course. Nice hike for a warm up for the summer season.

2 days 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.

Very nice hike, gorgeous views, nobody here on a Monday morning. All the trails are marked very well. Loved the pinic table at the top of the red trail. very good exercise for a short trail. we saw butterflies and a lot of birds. bring bug spray for sure.

2 days ago

It’s alright. Tons of bug, nice views, good for beginners it was a nice hike overall.

Really nice view!

It’s easy and slowly get to be med-hard

kids enjoyed it alot

Super enjoyable hike with cool caves and rock formations. Only leaving 4 stars because the trails need to be marked out better and the trail maps along the way need to be corrected.

on Cliff Walk

4 days ago

Great trail! Beautifully kept and maintained. I highly recommend wearing hiking shoes or shoes with good traction for the points where you need to traverse rocks. I did the walk in the rain and it was a.o.k. Only critique would be that there are few trash cans. But they do provide dog poo bags and they're good ones, too!

A good workout with a relaxing environment.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Nice ride

road biking
7 days ago

There was a glitch 4.5 miles into my ride. A large tree had fallen across the trail the night before. However, the men clearing the tree were FABULOUS! They stopped their work to lift my bike over the tree while I walked safely around. There was a beautiful blue heron fishing, which was an amazing thing to experience, as well as many red winged blackbirds.

mountain biking
9 days ago

I enjoyed the Carbunkle Pond Trestle Trail for mountain biking including great addition of a marked blue trail. Also good for hiking. Definitely a mogul work out. Watch for snakes and horse dung.

We took the yellow trail and although I would do it again, a warning to those who haven't done it before. The path gets steep and narrow. Had my 4 and 8 year old with me, and although they maneuvered just fine, it was slow going a little bit. Also nothing to see but a beautiful brook at the entrance, trees and a whole lot of mud.

Very nice. Very quite on a Monday morning. trails are left wild and not well marked but easy to follow. Loved it. Will Definatly come back often

trail running
10 days ago

Super accessible from Providence and eastern Cranston, so you can get in a nature run/mini-hike on your lunch hour, or before/after work. Easy to follow signage and great scenery with trees, flowers, water birds, fountains, statues, and park users. There's a paved route for bikes and pedestrians (perfect if you use a wheelchair or stroller) but the wooded path is great to run or walk.

12 days ago

Great hike! Neat little rock caves along the way and pretty views of the pond.

Nice place, especially if you have your dogs. I enjoyed it especially the water.

Beautiful and peaceful

15 days ago

Two years ago I reviewed this trail after hiking it in April. The lack of trail markings is still a problem. There are many interconnecting trails (not shown on the AllTrails Map). If you are not using GPS then you are going to have problems. I saw no trail markings for the first 2.4 miles of this hike. It wasn't until I reached the Midstate Trail that I found the first blaze. I found that the short part of the Midstate Trail I hiked was well marked. The North-South trail was also very well marked. Then we returned to the unmarked Benson Mt. Trail. The hike is a good 7 mile hike although several parts of the trail were underwater. I'm sure that in a couple of weeks, that issue will go away. Excellent pet friendly, family friendly hike. It is a bit long for younger children. I gave it 3 stars because of the lack of trail markings and few points of interest. The only points of interest on this hike were the tri-state marker and frequent markers denoting the Mass-RI . border. Other than that, it is a nice moderate walk in the woods.

16 days ago

This was a pretty sweet hike for RI. There’s a couple cool spots to chill for a bit. Saw a few turkey vultures and two large black snakes up in a tree, that was surprising haha.

Nice walk, enjoyable relaxing day with friends.

Great views! Clean wide trails, very well marked and maintained!

Third time hiking here - fall winter and spring. No bugs today fortunately since we forgot bug spray. Love this hike for the rugged rocky trails and lovely wetland areas. Did the ‘six’ mile loop. It measured five miles by this app.

Nice trail, beautiful views of water and streams. Not well marked

trail running
18 days ago

Great 2.5 mile trail run up and around the ski area. This is a cool property and the hills make it a nice aerobic workout. The geology is interesting too, really nice white quartz everywhere and some impressive cliffs on the south side. Get out and do this, it's awesome!

Warning: hunting on this land until May 31. The trail has signs warning of hunting and requiring the wearing orange until the end of May.

Clean, dog and family friendly. Some water features and architecture along the nature trail.

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