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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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Lime Rock Nature Preserve
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

You can access this area by typing in 61 Wilbur Rd Lincoln, RI into your GPS. The parking is diagonally across the street from that address. There is only enough parking for 2-3 cars. However, this is a great place for a hike! There is a good size lake in the middle of the trail and plenty of streams and wildlife.

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Diamond Hill Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This was a great hike on a beautiful Sunday morning. I reached the summit and had a great view. There were no crowds. I will be back!

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Pachaug Trail around Beach Pond
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13 Completed 3 Reviews

For the area, this is an enjoyable trail. It had very good views of the lake and offers a spot to swim once you are done hiking. I wouldn't recommend hiking this without waterproof boots though, as there were several streams to cross and many parts of the trail had water over them.

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Walkabout Trail
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104 Completed 12 Reviews

I normally hike this trail in winter, but lead a group from Blackstone Valley Outfitters for our spring outing there. As always I enjoy this area of Rhode Island, but ran into a few groups of people not prepared for the spring melt. The Walkabout Trail was built in a beautiful wooded wetland area and after the winter we had, many sections of the eight mile loop was flooded. The swelling waters of the cascading brooks were spectacular and great for pictures. If you attempt this hike in spring wear proper footwear and non cotton clothing.

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Mount Tom Trail
by Beth Peckham

1 Completed 1 Reviews

During the spring when Mountain Laurel is in bloom or during the fall foliage, this trail is spectacular. There is a little scrambling in some areas, very easy to maneuver though. Great views of Beach Pond (bring your kayaks and paddle around after). This whole area is beautiful and great place to start your children off with some hiking.

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East Beach, Ninigret Conservation Area Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice easy stroll through a wildlife sanctuary that was once a military air base that has since grown in. A lot of low shrubs with some sporadic hardwoods and nice views of Ninigret pond.

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Long Pond Woods Trail
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23 Completed 1 Reviews

One of my favorite trails that I've been hiking since I was a little kid! It has a little bit of everything. In the summer, the beginning of the trail resembles a tropical rainforest...really neat! There are lots of rocks to climb and caves to explore. At the end of the trail is Long Pond. Pretty big and beautiful and BLUE. Great for swimming (although I don't think it's allowed here, but that has never stopped me). FYI, there is no clear route to get up on the rocks to see the lake. I usually head towards the left of the large cliff face that is located at the end of the marked trail and climb up that way to get to the lake. Great place to sit in the sun and have a sandwich. :)

For me, the trail is generally easy and it's not overly populated, so it offers some quiet and solitude. May be slightly dangerous when the trail is wet.

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Rome Point - Old Car
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104 Completed 12 Reviews

Guided my annual store trek to Rome Point for the hike & seals. Got there early and only one other car in lot. Main Trail to beach icy with hard pack snow. Took first side trail south into a wooded hillside with great stone walls and stone remains of a cabin. Beautiful walk on beach to seals. Maybe a couple dozen seals out on the rocks. Returning along the cove and passing by the old car in he woods. It's popularity has not been kind to it. Once more the parking lot was full by he end of our trip. (11:30 am)

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Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Not a bad hike. Good for kids and dogs. Would like to go back in summer or fall when the foliage is out.

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Shumunkanuc Road
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Wife, 5yr old and I had a great time although it can be a bit much for the toddlers. Trails were a bit wet from the melting snow so if you are going during a wet period, dress appropriately. There were markers about half way into the hike so it can be a tad tricky navigating. Will go again!

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