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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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Paul Johnson (427)

5 Completed10 Reviews

I love the cliff walk. Anyone can do it. There are multiple places to gain access. You can do as much or as little as you like. And the views are wonderful. Mansions on one side, ocean on the other. How could you go wrong. Personally I prefer to walk in nature rather than on pavement but, this walk is Definitely a must do for anyone visiting Newport.

Darienne Camille (145)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Ryan Lekites (82)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Fun time. Great views.

Stewart Hood (203)

3 Completed2 Reviews

Mostly a paved walkway but there are areas with rocks you have to go over. I give it 5 stars because the view is spectacular & there was a cool breeze coming off the water. It was exactly 8.0 miles out & back from where we parked our car. Go early in the AM.

Haley Angell (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was really pretty

Rae Suba (1364)

20 Completed18 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 (83)

24 Completed1 Reviews

Horace Pinheiro (76)

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.

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