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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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George Washington Management Area
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Today April 26, 2015 I woke up to attended the Autism Awareness 2k walk at Goddard Memorial State Park in East Greenwich RI as I do every year, it gets better every year it's great event and a GREAT CAUSE to support. Anyway after the walk I normally keep the motivation going and take a ride to George Washington Memorial Campground in Chepachet, RI as I do every year to hike some of the trails with my fiancee. This year my fiancee could make it because she works over nights( she's not a stripper she a mental health worker) so I called my buddy and we set course to George Washington Memorial Campground, upon arriving it cost $2 to enter the gate witch is no biggie after that you drive to the second left you can park on the corner or the small parking area or I park down by the boat dock, basically there's plenty of vistor parking. Once we parked we instantly checked out sites #28 and #29 possibly the best sites on the grounds also site #7 is a awesome site, #15 is a honorable mention I noticed today they put grey gravel down( don't know how I feel about that), can you tell I camp here allot ha. Any-wooo after checking out the sites we set out on the angle loop trail it's a 2mile loop(hence the name) starting out along the shores of Bowdish Reservoir a bit patchy as you go on water eating away at some the trail but once it turns into the woods more it becomes easier though it's not a hard trail at all, it passes by I believe 5 hike in sites witch seems like a great idea but I like big fires so hiking in all that wood could kill you ha not to mention water etc etc, the rest of the angle loop is nice with a down hill to the finish of course I left S#!t out but hike it 2 miles isn't long good views and a good hike to build motivation. Now on to the big boy trail I forgot the name but it's a optional 2 mile- 6 mile- 8 mile trail medium level hike HARD(6m-8m) to none hikers, bring plenty of water. Today we did the 6 mile I have done them all a dozen or more times but today I was 4 miles up when we opted for the 6, it starts by the beach there are rocks leading in little foot bridges in the beginning all kinds of rock forms nothing huge, speaking of rocks on this trail keep your head looking down do to water, rocks and roots protruding from the ground. The sights are beautiful over looking Bowdish Reservoir plenty of great spots to watch the sunset on the lake, the trail twist and turns going up hill and down hill taking you deep in to the woods within the 4000 acres of George Washington Management Area. The trail markers on the trees need some updating but it adds a sense of adventure, feeling of being off the beaten path when you lose your marker and run out of trail, don't panic just turn around find your path marker it happened today took us seconds to get going again. The staff does a decent job maintaining the trail with beam bridges over flooding mossy areas and logged paths through mucky areas. It takes like 2 and a half hours with sight seeing plus small breaks. I know I left allot out, go check it out yourself! Its truly one of the greatest hikes I've been on in Rhody, the 8 mile is great and I will do that a few times this summer, I have a ton of pics from previous trips I will upload soon. I am new to the site an plan on hiking all spring and summer so you will hear from me..

-Otiz Flowers

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Wolf Hill Forest Perserve
by Paul Ponte

12 Completed 12 Reviews

This is clearly a well-managed and popular area. We saw several other groups of hikers and dog walkers in the 2 1/2 hours spent here on a spring Saturday morning. The main trails are very well marked and easy to follow. Walking the three longest trails gave us just over 4 miles, but one can easily make loops of between 1 and 5 miles in the available trails without backtracking.

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Rome Point - Old Car
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Goddard Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A very nice trail. We started and ended from the boat ramp area recently. You share the trail with horse riders. Beware the land mines ;-) We did 1.5 miles with the kids and had to return due to the children's needs. Overall a nice afternoon. There are bathrooms available. At mid day, there is very little nature to view due to the large number of people using the facility. Start earlier if you wish to see evidence of creatures.

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Wolf Hill Forest Perserve
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved it. The trails were really well marked and there was a good variety of terrain. I saw no people (which is a perk for me--though keep in mind I went on a Thursday morning mid April). There is a great spot where you can actually see Providence, and then on another part of the trail I saw a pair of Eagles (!) which was pretty incredible. It took me about 2 hours to go a bit over 5 miles.

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Walkabout Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome Hike. Got lost towards the end. Watch the markers!

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Weetamoo Woods
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice hike this morning (4/12/15). I am a novice and it was my first time here. Was a great spring day! Did close to 7 miles in about 2.5 hours. Nice trail maps available. Did most of the available trails. Favorite parts were the green section and the awesome view of the fields that opens up coming out of the woods at the end of Cemetery Trail, walking up toward the stone wall enclosed grave area. Well maintained trails. Many sections are more like walking paths. Great for families and walking dogs. I live in the East Bay area so nice and close. Had a great morning and will be back!

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Wolf Hill Forest Perserve
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

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Walkabout Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

I hiked the Red Loop today (4/11/15). Beautiful early morning with snow still on the ground in some areas of the trail. Obviously pretty wet in areas due to melting snow and the recent rain. I am a novice and this was my first hike here. Overall had a great hike - loved the solitude (only saw 2 other small groups of hikers) and enjoyed the scenery and trail. I don't have a lot of experience but as a relatively fit 50 year old I found that I had to be careful in some areas (especially due to some snow and water), but it wasn't too difficult. I did the Red Loop in about 2 hours. I will come back again - this is a keeper.

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Turner Loop
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

We've gone twice and my impression is that a lot of people use it as an informal dog park. The little parking lot on Pleasant Ave actually has a complementary bag dispenser for cleaning up after your pooch. My dogs, two toy poodles, had a blast although they were a little intimidated by the bigger more boisterous dogs we encountered in spite of how friendly those pooches were. Be prepared for dogs off-leash.

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