Rhode Island - Outdoor Activities

Rhode Island has approximately 319 trails, including 225 hiking trails and 136 for trail running. These trails range from 0 to 71 miles in length. The most popular trails are Arcadia Trail, Newport (and Beyond) Ramble and Breakheart Pond-Mount Tom Loop. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Rhode Island was Belinda K. who completed Cliff Walk.

  • East Bay Bicycle PathView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Bristol, RI

    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail offers the best way to get to the beach from downtown Providence and is well worth a visit. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Greater ...

  • Mount Tom TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Exeter, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Ascend cliffs with nice views of Arcadia Management Area. The Mount Tom Trail starts near the banks of the pristine Wood River, passes Parris ...

  • South County Bike PathView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Kingston, RI

    •  4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The South County Bike Path offers a pleasant ride through a mix of rural and suburban landscapes. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Kingston ...

  • Lincoln Wood State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Lincoln, RI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The town of Lincoln, 3.5 miles north of Providence, just off Rhode Island 146. Although the area is relatively flat, the trails roll up and down, ...

  • Blackstone River BikewayView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Lincoln , RI

    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in the northernmost tip of Rhode Island, this is a gem of a rail-trail, scenic from start to finish. Surface: Asphalt. Location: ...

  • Arcadia Management AreaView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Providence, RI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    A few miles west of Interstate 95, 25 miles southwest of Providence. Although the area is relatively flat, many single-track trails roll up and ...

  • Cliff WalkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Newport, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A dramatic seaside walk offering glimpses of the magnificent Newport mansions. Not many trails offer hikers a glimpse of the Gilded Age of history, ...

  • George Washington Management AreaView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Pascoag, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Ten miles east of Putnam, Connecticut and five miles SW of Pascoag, Rhode Island. Designed with two cut-over trails, the Walkabout Trail allows ...

  • Ninigret Park, Beach Conservation Area, & National Wildlife Refuge.View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Charlestown, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in Charlestown. Two nature trails, a network of abandoned runways, and a stretch of barrier beach welcome hikers. Special attractions: ...

  • Ben Utter and River Trails to Stepstone FallsView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Exeter, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A streamside trail leads to short tumbling falls. The Ben Utter Trail was named for George Benjamin Utter, who was part of the original trails ...

  • Breakheart LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Exeter, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A mix of footpaths and gravel trails that leads around a pretty pond and up Penny Hill. Another yellow-blazed trail in Arcadia Management Area’s ...

  • Weetamoo WoodsView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Tiverton, RI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Rolling trails through a historic forest that provides habitat for several endangered plant species. This 450-acre parcel of land, less than ...

  • Breakheart Pond-Mount Tom LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Hope Valley, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  13.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Five miles north of Hope Valley, RI and 22 miles NE of Norwich, CT. In Rhode Island's Arcadia Management Area, this woodland loop unites several ...

  • Block IslandView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    New Shoreham, RI

    • Road Biking  
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    Here is a ride that offers a rewarding minivacation for Long Islanders, providing at once a superb bicycling tour, travel on deep seas, and a ...

  • Sachuest Point National Wildlife RefugeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Middletown, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Seaside trails offer dramatic ocean views in a peaceful setting. With trails designed to follow the coastline at the southeastern tip of Aquidneck ...

  • George B. Parker WoodlandView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Coventry, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    A long, pleasant ramble through a historic refuge. The most noted feature of the Parker Woodland is its collection of more than a hundred mysterious ...

  • George B. Parker WoodlandView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Vernon, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Two miles east of Vernon. The Paul Cook and Milton A. Gowdey memorial trails, two loops joined by a connecting trail, travel the Coventry and ...

  • Norman Bird SanctuaryView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Middletown, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  1.1 miles
    •  Guide

    At this 450-acre privately held Aquidneck Island sanctuary, find craggy ridges trending north–south, parted by linear marshes, abandoned pasture, ...

  • Weetamoo Woods–Pardon Gray PreserveView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Newport, RI

    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Not far from the Sakonnet River, on Rhode Island’s eastern shore, this hike takes you through land that the Tiverton community fought hard to ...

  • Pachaug Trail around Beach PondView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Hope Valley, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The blue-blazed Pachaug Trail, a woods trail that wanders for about 30 miles through southwestern Rhode Island into southeastern Connecticut, ...

  • Fort Barton/Sin and Flesh Brook TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Point Judith, RI

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    From atop the observation tower at the site of Fort Barton on the Smith Rock Trail, kids will not have a hard time imagining themselves as Revolutionary ...

  • Big River Management AreaView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Providence, RI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    NOTE: TRAILS.COM HAS BEEN INFORMED THAT OFF-ROAD BIKING IS NOW PROHOBITED AT BIG RIVER MANAGEMENT AREA. Just off Exit 6 on Interstate 95, about ...

  • Coventry GreenwayView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Coventry, RI

    • Rail-Trails  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    A partly paved ride on a piece of the East Coast Greenway. In 1991, a group of bikers, walkers, and runners formed the East Coast Greenway Alliance ...

  • Lincoln Woods State ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Lincoln, RI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 hour
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A mix of challenging double-track, single-track, and dirt roads in a popular state park. Devotees of the mountain bike trails at Lincoln Woods ...

  • Arcadia Management AreaView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Exeter, RI

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A fun loop on the north side of Rhode Island’s largest protected area. With close to 40 miles of trails and dirt roads winding through its almost ...

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