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Breakheart Loop

Exeter, RI

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Breakheart Loop is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Exeter, Rhode Island that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking & walking and is accessible from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Walkabout Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Did the 6 mile loop with a novice on a humid day. Good workout, yes bring bug spray.

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Walkabout Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

My wife and I just did this trail. We intended to do the Orange blaze (8 mile) loop but I should of started her with the Blue blaze (2 mile) loop, as this was her first hike of the yr. We ended up doing the Red blaze (6 mile) loop though. Thank goodness we brought bug spray. The gnats and flies were crazy, I was kidding my wife saying her arm will be tired from the 6 miles due to the swatting :). Anyways, this trail is very easy to locate and follow. The 2 mile loop is easy, mostly flat and smooth, the 6 and 8 mile loop, have some tricky rock and root scrambles that can twist an ankle very quickly, so be careful. Very nice trail to get back into nature. the only disappointment was that the trail didn't get very many views of the lake, mostly forest and swamp. Very enjoyable morning though, we will do the 8 mile loop next time. The RI North/South trail follows quite a bit of the trail as well.

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Cliff Walk
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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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Melville Park Trails
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The trails are not long but you can combine them to get four to five miles. However, hiking here is beautiful. The trail head is incorrectly marked on the map. Off of West Main/RI 114 turn east onto Bradford Ave. The turn is right by Melville Elementary. Follow that until you pass the campground and you will see a sign for the park and turn right. There is a parking lot at the end of the road with space for about 15 cars. There are also a few picnic tables located along the trail for those who desire a picnic. If a more woodsy trail is preferred on Aquidneck island this is your best bet.

For further information here is the website. http://www.melvilleponds.org

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Breakheart Loop
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a great hike! My dog loved it! We will be going back very soon.

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Pachaug Trail around Beach Pond
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

Follow the Blue markers!!!!!
The start of the trail head is not marked well on the old "beach pond" beach entry. We figured out at the end of the trail we should have parked across the street. We ended up walking 10.5 miles instead 6.4 miles in 6.8 hours (Connecticut looks nice this time of year) the part we added was flat access roads not what is part of the blue trail.... We had to scale at least 3 30-foot walls and maybe 4 or 5 ledges with less then 12 inches at times. This is not a moderate trail or for bike traffic. I used 70oz of water easy.

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Walkabout Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

Did the orange blaze, 8 mile loop. It took me 2 hours 42 minutes car to car. Note: drive in, at gate pay attendant $2 to enter. Third left towards beach area, trailhead on right. So, this is a good hike for the fitness aspect. Not very challenging, and you can cruise at a good clip. With the exception of one nice pond view, not much to see. Most of this is simply following the blaze on a trail through the forest (which they made a habit of by tagging a tree every twenty feet, so the route is "idiot" proof). Not much elevation change (this is RI) and the trails are nice and clear. BRING BUG SPRAY in summer. I didn't. The marsh area gets pretty dank. As soon as I entered it, I got lit up! Also, I brought 1.5 liter of water and one cliff bar. It was sufficient. Enjoy!

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Vin Gormley Trail and Kimball Wildlife Refuge
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

One mile is on the road but out of 8 that's not bad. this is a great walkway, I did it with a first timer and the road was a time for him to catch up. Great inclines and a few areas to climb boulders and have a snack and people watch. I don't write reviews normally but I was moved by the work the volunteers did to make this trail great for the campers who stay at Burlingame state park..... side note: 5 out of 5 bikers had to walk their bikes up rocks and I think that might be the reason they say this is a hiker trail not a riders path.

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Big River
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Best non technical mountain biking in RI. Fast and flat, good for hard tails and beginners. Gotta hit up the roller coaster trail if you ride here. It lives up to its name.

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Walkabout Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Just finished the 8 mile loop w the wife. Feeling our age I guess (mid 50's). Took us 5 hours a very sore feet. Walked up on a young couple making love on the back 8. God bless em, it was the last thing on my mind at that point in the hike.

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