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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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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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1 Completed 1 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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Roger Williams Pond Trail
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

very nice walk, beautiful scenery this time of year. We will go again soon.

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Walkabout Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike. We did the eight mile loop & missed the orange arrow the first time we attempted the hike & ended up at Pulaski Park. Quite a long walk that day, 15 miles. The second time we did the eight mile loop we paid more attention & saw the orange arrow that brings you back to the start of the hike. The area where you take a right at the orange arrow, is much more challenging. Mostly uphill with a lot of scrambling over rocks. Lots of fun & I highly recommend this hike.

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Breakheart Loop
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9 Completed 8 Reviews

This trail was a beginners trail at best. It was a pleasant walk in the woods. The trail at times seemed more like a dirt road than a trail. The most challenging thing about the hike was trying to follow the mostly unmarked trails. It was a good hike for my 14 year old Grandson and my Golden Retriever. Before tackling this trail, visit the helpful link below and print a map of all the trails for this area. The All Trails Map is ok but there are a maze of interconnecting trails that can easily confuse.

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Lincoln Woods State Park
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Definitely a really nice spot for biking or hiking. The loop is actually a scenic one way road to drive on, lots of runners and mothers pushing strollers. Trails in the woods were sort of misleading as there weren't many markings but still had a great time just biking through and seeing where i ended up. Probably wouldn't recommend some trails for super beginner bikers as it gets a bit rocky, up and downs, and tons of tree roots, perfect for hikers. I loved it though. Have fun!

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Lincoln Woods State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

One way in, one way out, stroller friendly and great.

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Goddard Park
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

As an East Greenwich resident, I have seen the trails used more for horseback riding, running, walking, and hiking more than mountain biking. There are relatively few elevation changes on the trails, particularly around the open fields, making it nice for elders and people looking to get back into shape.

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