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The Best Hiking in Rhode Island

Looking for the best hiking in Rhode Island? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Rhode Island. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Rhode Island

  • New Shoreham, Rhode Island

    Explore Block Island

    5.0
    Block Island, a small island off the coast of the Rhode Island mainland, is well-known as a local summer playland. Tourists typically go to the quaint New England island in the summer months for the biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking, fishing and 17 miles of beaches.Although you can bring a car o...
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  • Newport, Rhode Island

    Take a Stroll on the Newport Cliff Walk

    4.6
    3.5 mi
    The 3.5 mile Cliff Walk is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District. I chose to start at the western end of Easton's or First Beach at Memorial Blvd. and walk south. The first two-thirds of the walk is very easy walking conditions. Parts of the southern half of the walk are...
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  • Providence, Rhode Island

    Hike The Neutaconkanut Trails

    5.0
    To enter the park, you first have to go through a field and past a baseball park. Next, you will see a high slope, you can either enter the trails through here or the stairs at the side. Some of the trails are overgrown and may have ticks or poison ivy so be careful. This place is good for kids a...
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  • Hopkinton, Rhode Island

    Hike to Long Pond & Ell Pond

    5.0
    5.7 mi
    Long & Ell Pond is a favorite hike at any time of the year, but it is not for the faint of heart (or small children)! The path immediately becomes more of a rock-scrambling adventure than a hike, but the views are so worth it.  This GPS address will lead you down a dirt road but you should ea...
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  • North Smithfield, Rhode Island

    Hike the Fort Wildlife Refuge

    1 mi
    The parking area is about 50 yards down the dirt driveway on your right. Take care in the spring, as the parking lot can become a mud pit!  This wildlife refuge is a series of loops which lead to three different ponds. These directions are for the 'Pond One' loop. When you start on the trail, sta...
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  • Middletown, Rhode Island

    Birdwatch at Sachuest Point

    1.5 mi
    A trip to Aquidneck Island would not be complete without a quick walk around Sachuest Point. I highly recommend this hike at sunrise, but any time of the day (or year) is great! This nature preserve is home to a large population of tourist-friendly deer, and is visited every winter by at least tw...
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  • South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    Hike the Osprey Point Loop on Trustom Pond

    2 mi
    Careful on the drive in for deer! From the parking lot head right around the Farm Field Loop Trail then continue to your right down Osprey Point Trail (0.8 miles). This is where you will most likely see the deer up close. Continue to your right to the Osprey Point Overlook, which will (on a clear...
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  • New Shoreham, Rhode Island

    Walk to North Lighthouse

    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    In order to reach the Lighthouse you must walk along the trail that begins at the end of Corn Neck Rd. This walk is along the beach and then veers off to the left once you get closer to the light house (the seventh picture shows the start of the walk). It's only a half mile to the light house, bu...
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  • North Kingstown, Rhode Island

    Belleville Pond

    4.82 mi / 203 ft gain
    Belleville Pond is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
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  • Smithfield, Rhode Island

    World War II Memorial Loop

    3.92 mi / 463 ft gain
    World War II Memorial Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Smithfield, Rhode Island.
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  • Coventry, Rhode Island

    George B. Parker Woodland Trail

    6.4 mi / 758 ft gain
    George B. Parker Woodland Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Greene, Rhode Island.
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  • Narragansett, Rhode Island

    Black Point Trail

    2.16 mi / 115 ft gain
    Black Point Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Narragansett, Rhode Island.
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  • South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    Yawgoo Pond Loop

    1.49 mi / 135 ft gain
    Yawgoo Pond Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near West Kingston, Rhode Island.
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  • Jamestown, Rhode Island

    Fort Wetherill State Park Trail

    1.22 mi / 121 ft gain
    Fort Wetherill State Park Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Jamestown, Rhode Island.
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  • Charlestown, Rhode Island

    Burlingame State Park Campground Trail

    9.5 mi / 646 ft gain
    Burlingame State Park Campground Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Charlestown, Rhode Island.
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  • North Kingstown, Rhode Island

    King Benson Preserve Trail

    3.07 mi / 217 ft gain
    King Benson Preserve Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Saunderstown, Rhode Island.
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