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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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Arcadia Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

We couldn't find the trail head for the Arcadia trail, so we went around the pond, up a road and we found it! the trails are very well marked, but with out a map you really don't know where you are going. I looked all over for a map! thought I would find one on this site. disappointed on that. But it was a nice day.

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Wickaboxet Wildlife Management Area
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57 Completed 45 Reviews

An old favorite has been made new with the addition and marking of the Blue Loop. It officially links Wickaboxet to Tillinghast, guides us through old farmstead we may have missed earlier, and doesn't forget the well-loved Rattlesnake Ledge and ant mounds. Put it on your revisit list!

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Great Swamp Management Area
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

I disagree with the trail Overview regarding mountain biking. We have hiked the trails around the Great Swamp dozens of times and rarely have seen a biker. The dirt road trails are quiet and easy to follow, and you can do various loops from 3 miles to 7+ miles depending on how much time you have. The longest loop will take you to an old seaplane dock on the edge of Worden's Pond, then around the no-name L shaped pond inside of the swamp. If you enjoy ospreys, there are multiple nests on that pond (this year 4 or 5 nests, maybe up to 10 birds) during their season here from April to Sept. It's also a nice place to bring dogs, but as someone mentioned earlier it is a State Management area and hunting is in season for much of the year. Keep your dog leashed and wear your blaze orange vest/hat/jacket/whatever. Link to area map: http://www.dem.ri.gov/maps/mapfile/wma/map14a.pdf

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Weetamoo Woods
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13 Completed 2 Reviews

Weetamoo has great trails! And there is so much history here also! A gold mine for local nature walking.

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Weetamoo Woods
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13 Completed 2 Reviews

Excellent trails!

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Walkabout Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I usually run the trails and attempted to run the 8 mile one at walkabout. Quite challenging and loaded with all kinds of terrain. Found my head looking down most of the time dodging lots of obstacles, this causes some wandering at times because I miss some markers. I traversed it in about an hour and forty minutes but I did miss alot of the view in the process. You will get quite a workout but not much in elevation here. enjoy

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mt tom trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail with varying degrees of difficulty. Very easy in the beginning with some rocky climbs beginning half way through(although short compared to our neighbors to the north). You can park at varying points along the trail to make it the proper length for your ability. I tend to hike from the head of the trail off 165 on the left near the JB Hudson trail (which would be on the right). We hike through the Wood River Junction and across Mt Tom Road until the trail crosses 165. Looking to complete the last stretch on our next run in this area and I'll update this with the landscape.

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Pachaug Trail around Beach Pond
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail was as advertised - an 8.5 mile moderate trail that is hard to follow if you park at the route 165 beach lot (RI side). RI should think of marking it better. If it wasn't for the book "Weekend Walks In RI", it would have been a little more difficult to follow. Not to mention you have a plethora of different blazes to begin with! But once you get on the blue trail (I definitely recommend going counter-clockwise), it is pretty east to follow. Expect a 4-4.5 hour hike. The moderate sections, ravines, small streams, rocks, are amazing. After the boat ramp you still have some rough going but it is by far the most amazing section of the trail! After that I section I would say it becomes an easy trail, but just as nice. When you get to the northern-most point. It turns into an old gravel/dirt road. There are cellar holes, stone walls, and an old graveyard (Exeter #1). Amazing to think of the people who called this place home! A couple of caveats on this section; dirt bikes love the the area and there can be large puddles of standing water after a rain. Overall, a most welcomed walk!

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Pachaug Trail around Beach Pond
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

I meant clockwise. Go clockwise and get the moderate sections behind you first!

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Walkabout Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Very nice easy hike, we did the 8 mile loop today, (the orange trail) it took us 3 hours and 12 minutes, (we did stop to take some pictures, probably would have been a little faster) not sure if I would call this a moderate hike though, I would call it easy. The trails are marked very well, there is no way you can get lost! But we did really enjoy it, it was a nice day, there were only a couple of other people out there hiking. You can pull down to the beach and park there, you will have to pay the $2.00 for the park fee, or you can park right outside of the office for free, but looked like only 3 cars could fit there. Being our first time we decided to go down to the beach so we could see the trail head.

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