Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started

Upgrade to Pro

Unlimited access to National Geographic TOPO! & Trails Illustrated Maps

Learn More »

Cliff Walk is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Newport, Rhode Island and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Share your experience to help other people learn more about this trail:

Write ReviewUpload PhotosUpload Tracks

Rae Suba (1363)

19 Completed17 Reviews

beautiful beautiful walk/hike. We completed this as a family myself, husband, 16 year old, 12 year old, 6 year old. let me help everyone be happier with their experience here with what we learned with three whiny kids in tow. you can park all day at Easton Beach lot ($20 on weekend/high season). the entrance of the walk is adjacent to that beach. You can walk the trail in either direction (wish we knew this as we would have started from whats considered the end and worked our way back so we ended up on a beach with facilities near by. Rejects beach at the very end of the cliff walk is primarily occupied by a private beach club. NO facilities of any kind within even 1 mile to change or use the bathroom so beware. Sunscreen a must on a clear day, very little shade the entire trail. Bring lots of water its hot midday. The breeze is beautiful so it felt bearable but we all ended up with too much sun in the end, despite wearing sunscreen and hats. bring your camera it breathtaking in spots. Mansions are very much in view during the walk from the back side of course. There is a trolley $2 cash exact change per person that runs along Bellevue road both ways, otherwise its loooong walk back to the car even if its in the afternoon shade trees near the mansions. Wildflowers, wind, rocks, and ocean views abundant. would definitely do it again but this time i would go early morning to avoid the crowded often 1 way narrow paths and i would start from what is considered the end and work my way back. enjoy!

Brenna Pisanelli (59)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Nice walk by the water

John Whitaker (59)

24 Completed1 Reviews

Horace Pinheiro (72)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Walked / hiked Cliff Walk today (7/05/15). Parked at Easton's Beach and walked up Memorial Blvd. to entrance of Cliff Walk. Started the walk at 8:15am. Perfect day. Nice breeze off the water. Spectacular scenery. Easy hike throughout, except when you reach the sections of rocky shoreline, but still not difficult at all. Walked the entire Cliff Walk until it ended at Ledge Rd. Walked up Ledge Rd and took a right onto Bellevue Ave. Walked all the way up (north) Bellvue Ave past Tennis Hall of Fame and took a right back onto Memorial Blvd down back to Easton's Beach (First Beach). Completed 7 miles. Then we topped the hike off with some sun, sand, and surf at the beach. (Yes, I had packed my towel and swim trunks). Overall an awesome day!

Phillip Berry (888)

12 Completed8 Reviews

This is a great paved walk with an ocean view if you come early in the day. The midportion has some large boulders you walk over for about 1/2 mile or so. Certainly an easy hike. It can get very crowded with lots of tourists milling about if you wait too late especially on a weekend. You can park at Easton Beach for free if you come early, but after 8 AM you have to pay to park.

Roger Rutkowski (341)

21 Completed4 Reviews

Mike Svatek (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Good hike. Not really set up to run the trail because too narrow. Parking is a bit of a challenge. Bring a couple bucks with you to buy some lemonade or water from the local kids on the trail.

Jeanne Casiano (664)

14 Completed14 Reviews

The pinnacle of RI sightseeing walks, the Cliff Walk is one we do at least once a year. Parking at Easton's Beach and making a return loop along Bellevue Ave brings this hike to just over 9 miles, but the shady stroll and along Newport's most affluent street makes it worth it. Besides, you might be lucky and catch the trolley back to the car! My favorite part of this hike is not the mansion-side stroll, but the scramble along the rocks for the last couple of miles. Fun stuff!

R G. (114)

Coming back strong...still needs some work but well worth the effort.

Ryan Brown (102)

5 Completed3 Reviews

Visited Newport last weekend and walked the Cliff Walk. Scenic, crowded, and still under construction. Crowds and construction aside, the walk is well worth being sandwiched between the ocean, precipitous cliffs, and stunning manors. Newport in general is very walkable and warrants investigation by any Cliff Walk weary traveler.