Best Mountain Biking in Rhode Island

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

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#1. Arcadia Management Area


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 down. The roads are flatter. Watch for horseback riders…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Providence, RI - Mountain Biking - 12 miles Best Trail in ri - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Lincoln Wood State Park


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, and the riding is sometimes made challenging by loose…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Lincoln, RI - Mountain Biking - 2.5 miles Best Trail in ri - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Goddard Park


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…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Warwick, RI - Mountain Biking - 5 miles Best Trail in ri - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#4. Big River Management Area


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 20 miles south of Providence. Although the area is flat…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Providence, RI - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in ri - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Lincoln Woods State Park


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, bik…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Lincoln, RI - Mountain Biking - 4.5 miles Best Trail in ri - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#6. Weetamoo Woods


Rolling trails through a historic forest that provides habitat for several endangered plant species. This 450-acre parcel of land, less than a mile away from the charming Four Corners of Tiverton, is…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Tiverton, RI - Mountain Biking - 6.2 miles Best Trail in ri - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#7. Arcadia Management Area


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 14,000 acres, Arcadia is a mountain biker’s paradise.…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Exeter, RI - Mountain Biking - 7.5 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#8. Little Compton and Wilbour Woods


Only a short portion of this trip takes you into the woods, but there is no shortage of natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. The roads in Little Compton, a charming and quiet summer resort town su…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Little Compton, RI - Mountain Biking - 8.8 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#9. Carolina Management Area


A varied ride that includes part of the North-South Trail. At 2,359 acres, Carolina isn’t Rhode Island’s biggest management area, but it offers an interesting variety of terrain and stretches to the b…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Richmond, RI - Mountain Biking - 7 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#10. Great Swamp Management Area


At the junction of RI2 and RI138, 5 miles west of Kingston. The ride is relatively flat, with one short climb possible. Great Swamp is a popular hunting site from around mid-October through December.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Kingston, RI - Mountain Biking - 6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. George Washington Management Area


Just off U.S. Highway 44, near the Connecticut Border. This terrain is rolling, with moderate climbs and descents on dirt roads, and some shorter, steeper climbs on the trails. Watch for minor obstr…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Providence, RI - Mountain Biking - 8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Great Swamp Management Area


Dirt roads and double-track trails lead to a large, quiet pond. This 3,349-acre management area comprises freshwater wetlands, red maple swamp, cedar swamp, forest, and a small percentage of agricultu…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
South Kingston, RI - Mountain Biking - 7 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#13. Coventry Cruise


At the junction of Rhodes Island Highways 102 and 117, 12 miles west of Warwick. Be sure to give plenty of room to the occasional horse and buggy on the dirt roads. Watch out for motorized vehicles.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
Warwick, RI - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. George Washington Management Area


A long, mostly flat ride on dirt roads and trails. The main hiking trail of the George Washington Management Area, the Walkabout Trail, is not meant for bikers, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t good…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Glocester, RI - Mountain Biking - 9.7 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#15. South Prudence Island


A fun ride around the southern end of a small Narragansett Bay island. Leave the car at home—a better way to get around Prudence Island, an island twenty minutes from Bristol by ferry, is on a bike. W…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Prudence Island, RI - Mountain Biking - 8.5 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#16. New London Turnpike


Near Interstate 95, from West Warwick to Exeter. Relatively flat, with gradual climbs and descents. Occasional traffic at the crossroads.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Southern New England"
West Warwick, RI - Mountain Biking - 7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Mount Tom Trail


This hike up and over Mount Tom, in the vast Arcadia Management Area, features a wide variety of hiking conditions and scenery. You’ll pass under towering red pines, cross swift-moving trout streams,…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
Hope Valley, RI - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 5.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Great Swamp Management Area


One of the largest preserved marshlands in Rhode Island, this hike takes you into the heart of all the bird-watching action. From ospreys to warblers, numerous waterfowl, and beaver are just some of t…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island"
West Kingston, RI - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowshoeing - 4.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides