Rhode Island State Parks Trails

To find trails in Rhode Island state parks for activities such as hiking and biking, select a region or trail below.

Lincoln Woods State Park :: Lincoln, RI

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 claim that with creativity and a few paved stretches, bikers can squeeze 15 to 20 miles out of the trails h

East Bay Bike Path :: Colt State Park, RI

East Bay Bike Path is a hiking and biking trail in Bristol County and Providence County, Rhode Island. It is within Colt State Park. It is 13.6 miles long and begins at 27 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 27.0 miles with a total elevation

Rocky Point Walking Trail :: Rocky Point State Park, RI

Rocky Point Walking Trail is a hiking trail in Warwick, Rhode Island. It is within Rocky Point State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 35 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 124 feet. Near the

Geo Washington State Park Trail :: Providence County, RI

Geo Washington State Park Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Providence County, Rhode Island. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 621 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 228 feet. The George

Watchaug Pond :: Charlestown, RI

Watchaug Pond's natural beauty and accessibility attract lots of users, so this is a trip best enjoyed in the off-season (such as early spring or late fall) or at off-peak hours (dawn or dusk). Late fall is the best time to view large flocks of water

Goddard Park :: Warwick, RI

Miles of bridle paths provide a pretty ride near Narragansett Bay. Goddard Memorial State Park, located right in Warwick and perched on the banks of Greenwich Bay, has been called Rhode Island’s most popular metropolitan park. With saltwater beaches,

Newport Harbor :: Newport, RI

A sight-seeing paddle through an opulent harbor to a nearby state park. Sailing and yachting are serious passions in Newport, and this harbor plays host to some of the world’s wealthiest watercraft owners. Paddling past the pristine hulls in a humble

East Passage: Fort Adams to Lands End :: Newport, RI

This trip combines a tour of Newport Harbor with a view of the famous Newport mansions on the Cliff Walk. Landing is almost impossible because the shoreline is privately owned; the exceptions are Brenton Point State Park (surge dependent) and Kings B

Olney Pond :: Lincoln, RI

Small islands dot this 126-acre pond in Lincoln Woods State Park. This short and pleasant paddle is best at off-peak hours, because Lincoln Woods State Park is close to downtown Providence and gets busy in summer and on weekends. Motorboats are allow

Arcadia Management Area :: Exeter, RI

In the southwestern corner of Rhode Island lies a vast rolling landscape of streams, forests, ponds, open fields, wildflowers—and few people. The only backpacking option in Rhode Island, Arcadia Management Area encompasses more than 14,000 acres, bec

George Washington Management Area, Walkabout Trail :: Glocester, RI

In northwest Rhode Island, this extensive management area incorporates George Washington Memorial State Forest and the adjoining Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park. It holds a color-coded trail system, with the Walkabout Trail and Angell Loop (to an

Watchaug Pond and Poquiant Brook :: Charlestown, RI

Watchaug Pond is a recreation destination, with camping at Burlingame State Park, hiking on trails of the Kimball Wildlife Refuge, and paddling on the pond and its outflow stream as possibilities.

Walkabout Trail :: Glocester, RI

A mostly flat loop trail with two options for shorter loops. The George Washington Management Area, which includes the George Washington Memorial State Forest and the Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park, is a peaceful 3,489-acre oasis in the quiet no

Vin Gormley Trail :: Charlestown, RI

This “yellow trail” circuit travels the outlying forest, wetland, and rock habitat enfolding Watchaug Pond, with views of the pond reserved for the hike’s end. As you follow this loop, you will travel on public roadway before surrendering to trail. P