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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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Lincoln Woods State Park
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Westerly Town Forest Trail
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This hike was covered in more rough and narrow trails. Definitely more "deep woods". We did not smell the ammonia stench that a few other reviewers referenced. Though there were plenty of bugs (OFF is highly recommended). However, we definitely got a nice workout from the rugged terrain.

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Mount Tom Trail
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12 Completed 14 Reviews

I completed this trail this morning (7/25/15) and made it into an approximate 7 mile loop. I parked at the canoe drop off/hunting check point area on Rt 165 a little bit before Mt. Tom Road. As noted in a previous review the trail starts at the back of the parking lot and is white blazed. The trail starts as a wide wood path until it crosses the Blitzkrieg Trail dirt road, and then it turns into a really nice section of trail that follows a stream to Mt Tom Road. After crossing Mt Tom Road the trail takes you through a great section of trail that includes the ledges. This is worth exploring and taking your time to climb various sections of rocks – although trees seem to impede many of the views. At about 2.3 miles the trail intersects with Rt. 165 and I continued north staying on the white blazed Mt. Tom trail. Just before Barber Rd I took a right onto an unblazed trail which led me to Sand Hill Trail, which I took south until I hit the Old Ten Rod Road. I took this east/northeast until I hit the Brookie trail. I took this south and where it intersected the Flat River stream (just before a small bridge) I went right off the dirt road and followed a trail which eventually took me to Rt 165 right across from where I parked. This last section of trail was really cool – the stream/river was very nice and it seemed like this section of trail is seldom used. In fact I had to do a bit of blazing and a crazing crossing where the Flat River and Falls River merge. Overall a great morning of hiking.

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The East Bay Bike Path
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Cliff Walk
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice walk by the water

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Breakheart Loop
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12 Completed 14 Reviews

I completed an 8.5 mile loop on 7/18/15 that started near Breakheart Pond and utilized other trails in this area. This is a good option for folks that may want to complete a longer loop. Instead of driving all the way to the pond I parked at the Frosty Hollow Pond Fishing Area on Frosty Hollow Rd (on the right just before a wood bridge). I then took the white blazed Baton Trail north out of the lot toward the pond. This is a fun section of trail (approx 1 mile) up to Breakheart Pond that partially runs along a stream. At one point you have to take a left to stay on this trail instead of going straight on a yellow blazed trial. Once I hit the pond I went right and eventually saw the sign on the left for the Breakheart Trail which is yellow blazed. I then followed the yellow blazes across the dirt Matteson Plain Rd and continued until I hit the white blazed Shelter trail, which I took and which eventually took me to Plain Road. I took a left on Plain Road and walked a short distance until the white blazes turned right into a meadow and then further south through a section of woods, where it eventually exited on Frosty Hollow Rd right near the fishing area where I was parked. A nice loop on a nice day! I will try to upload my track from Mapmyhike.

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Breakheart Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice, quiet

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Cliff Walk
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24 Completed 1 Reviews

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Lime Rock Nature Preserve
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail, short, easy, child & dog friendly.

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