Best Backpacking in Rhode Island

This list represents the most popular backpacking in Rhode Island. Use this list to plan your next Rhode Island backpacking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Arcadia Management Area

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    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, ...
    •  1-2 Days
    •  0.6 miles
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    In the southwestern corner of Rhode Island lies a vast rolling landscape of streams, forests, ponds, open fields, wildflowers—and ...

  • #2 Jamestown, Newport, Middletown & Portsmount, RI

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    Newport, RI

    This itinerary takes you to Jamestown, or Conanicut Island, in Narragansett Bay. The island is connected to the mainland on the west by a free bridge and to Newport on the east by a high toll ...
    •  One day to several days
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    This itinerary takes you to Jamestown, or Conanicut Island, in Narragansett Bay. The island is connected to the mainland ...

  • #3 Providence and Pawtucket, RI

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    Providence, RI

    Providence has become a wonderful place to wander through history. During the 1920s and 1930s, as the textile industry moved to the southern part of the United States, Providence went into a ...
    •  One day to several days
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    Providence has become a wonderful place to wander through history. During the 1920s and 1930s, as the textile industry moved ...

  • #4 Bristol, Tiverton & Little Compton, RI

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    Bristol, RI

    In Bristol, this itinerary guides you to several unique and interesting museums, historic mansions, an arboretum, a wide path for walking or biking, and locally recommended restaurants. In ...
    •  One day to several days
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    In Bristol, this itinerary guides you to several unique and interesting museums, historic mansions, an arboretum, a wide ...

  • #5 Watch Hill, Charlestown, West Kingston, Wickford, Narragansett Pier, Galilee & Point Judith, RI

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    Charlestown, RI

    The communities in the lower half of Rhode Island west of Narragansett Bay comprise Washington County, locally referred to as South County. Inland it includes the Great Swamp and the campus of ...
    •  One day to several days
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    The communities in the lower half of Rhode Island west of Narragansett Bay comprise Washington County, locally referred to ...