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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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1 Completed 1 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.

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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!

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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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

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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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Cindy Corsi

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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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