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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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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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The East Bay Bike Path
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

We've biked it, we've hiked it. It takes somewhat longer than 1.5 hrs to hoof it on this path, but it's a great dayhike if you're in the mood for faster-paced, more civilized walk. There are plenty of attractions and distractions to enjoy along the way, including several opportunities for snacks and ice cream! When my grandson and I are "in training" for an upcoming AT section hike, daily treks of 3+ miles on this path between our respective homes are part of our schedule.

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Cliff Walk
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

The pinnacle of RI sightseeing walks, the Cliff Walk is one we do at least once a year. Parking at Easton's Beach and making a return loop along Bellevue Ave brings this hike to just over 9 miles, but the shady stroll and along Newport's most affluent street makes it worth it. Besides, you might be lucky and catch the trolley back to the car! My favorite part of this hike is not the mansion-side stroll, but the scramble along the rocks for the last couple of miles. Fun stuff!

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Browning Mill Pond & Tefft Hill
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

This was another hike we took with the AMC Narragansett Chapter, and another wonderful trail to put under my hiking belt. I was accompanied by my son and youngest grandson, who found plenty of points of interest on the loop hike. The trailhead was difficult to locate (at least if you try to follow Google Maps), but the hike is well worth the search.

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Big River
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

Our first hike with the Appalachian Mountain Club (RI) was at Big River Management Area in October. Blaze orange is a must as there were hunters everywhere and the sound of gunshots all around us. We even came across one "bagged" doe during the hike. Other than the daunting prospect of becoming rifle fodder, the hike itself was great. The trails were well-kept (and there were many more than a 2.3mi loop) and the historic sites and points of interest were many. I'd recommend this hike to anyone stout of heart and remind them to WEAR THE BLAZE ORANGE!!

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Maxwell Mays
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14 Completed 14 Reviews

We took this hike as part of an Audubon program studying vernal pools. The trails were easy and pretty, and the story behind the property was interesting.

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