Cliff Walk

Newport, RI
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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.

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5 Completed 3 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.

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7 Completed 4 Reviews

Totally agree, this is not a hike, it's a walk with way to many people.

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5 Completed 1 Reviews

This is not a Hike. It's a walk. Full of tourists, kids and runners. "The Cliff" is almost all man made also "the Cliff" is very disappointing if you are expecting a vertical drop. It's nice to walk along the ocean and hear the waves but other than that, nothing else. It could be very cold and windy during the fall/Winter. Also, during the spring/Summer, the trees block almost all the view from the mansions. Maybe you are able to see 1 or 2 but as someone se said, you can only walk 1.5 miles due to the damage from Sandy.

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8 Completed 8 Reviews

check out my video of this hike on you tube here is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfqwSCpi6RU

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

beautiful walk. fine with flip flops up to the point it is closed for repairs. very hard to keep teenage boys off the beat path and out of the water by the forty steps!

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5 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is beautiful.

Sadly, a portion of it is closed right now because of the damage done by Hurricane Sandy. cliffwalk.com has all the details.

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9 Completed 9 Reviews

There are sections of this walk that are just walking, but not if you try to complete the whole thing. You really need to be careful of the drop off the side and there are places which can truly be treacherous.. The walk itself from Memorial Blvd by the beach is pretty straightforward for the first 2 miles or so. I know that some work has been going on on some of the other sections, but you literally had to rock climb along the cliff wall to progress beyond a certain point.... Having said all that, a visitor to Newport for more than 2 days, Must do a part of the cliff walk. the views over the water and of the mansions behind is just spectacular, if not world class. The walk can be crowded.especially in the summer, so don't let anyone trying to get by, push you too close to the edge! Can be wonderful in varying weather.

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48 Completed 35 Reviews

Yes, it's an inspiring seaside view. Yes, you'll think you're in an Edith Wharton or Henry James novel. But seriously. . . BE CAREFUL PEOPLE. There have been a number of serious incidents involving people who have wandered too close to a seriously undermined area. (It's a cliff, remember?)

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0 Completed 5 Reviews

Nice walk along the waterfront. Mansions are a cool backdrop. Plenty of options for parking at different points along the way. Probably fewer people on a weekday as opposed to a weekend.

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130 Completed 132 Reviews

I guess I can find something goodd in any walk/hike - By the way, I'm not sure if I can tell on this site what the exact distinction is between a walk and a hike, but I guess it's "eye of the beholder. I kind of agree that this is a "walk", though I tend to consider anything over three miles a "hike". Besides, there are a lot of little side excursions here. The ocean views are great, and the mansions are unbelievable! Hard to believe that anyone had so much disposable income for a summer home, when I couldn't afford any of the bedrooms! The crowds are sometimes overwhelming, but I have seen worse.

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