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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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Recent Reviews

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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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Coventry Greenway
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Currently in SUPERB condition with fresh asphalt and great markers. shorter than we usually ride, it's a nice, local fall - back path for my family. Scenic and shaded, it is mentally pleasant. Extend into West Warwick and Cranston, the surface conditions take a step back, but still plenty enjoyable.

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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge
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12 Completed 10 Reviews

Very Easy Walk, NO shelter from overhead sun. Great views! wild(?) life will let you get very close. I was less than 5 feet from a rabbit before he hopped away, not quickly.

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Melville Park Trails
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12 Completed 10 Reviews

I used The Blue and Red Trails, The trail was very quiet. there was no other traffic that I saw.
The trail while short is Hiking not just walking. There were some good looking scenes that may have been better on another day. Smith Road is not marked. use the second left off Bradford

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Walkabout Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is located in the George Washington Memorial Campground it does cost $2.00 to get into the campground. We did the 6 mile trail and I would highly recommend bringing bug spray! The trails are very well groomed and offer a great hike.

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Pachaug Trail around Beach Pond
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Overall, this was a beautiful and well-tended trail. The entryway is a little set off from the parking area and was difficult to find at first--required some (minor) walking along Rt 165. The first mile or so of the hike was wonderful. We followed the yellow blazed trail and after it branched onto the big road, there was a lot of standing water that needed to be avoided. The major problem with this was that with the increased water, there were SWARMS of deer flies that really prevented enjoyment of the walk, even with ample bug spray.
I would definitely return in the early fall. The trail was wide enough and well-kept enough that it would be perfect for enjoying fall foliage when the bugs aren't as bad.

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