Best Rail-Trails in Rhode Island

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

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#1. East Bay Bicycle Path


The trail offers the best way to get to the beach from downtown Providence and is well worth a visit. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Greater Providence and Bristol Counties.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Bristol, RI - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking - 14.5 miles Best Trail in ri - Click to view allBestCross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#2. South County Bike Path


The South County Bike Path offers a pleasant ride through a mix of rural and suburban landscapes. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Kingston.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Kingston, RI - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Rail-Trails, Road Biking, Walking - 4.3 miles Best Trail in ri - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#3. Blackstone River Bikeway


Located in the northernmost tip of Rhode Island, this is a gem of a rail-trail, scenic from start to finish. Surface: Asphalt. Location: Providence County.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Lincoln , RI - Cross-Country Skiing, Rail-Trails, Road Biking - 3.5 miles Best Trail in ri - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Coventry Greenway


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 with the goal of one day creating a 2,600-mile traff…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Coventry, RI - Rail-Trails - 8 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#5. Trestle Trail


A rolling ride along an old rail line from Coventry center to Connecticut. This unpaved stretch follows the line of the old Washington Secondary Railroad, which was built in 1840 to connect New York a…
From the guidebook "Discover Rhode Island"
Coventry, RI - Rail-Trails - 16.8 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#6. East Bay Bike Path


Featuring picturesque bay views replete with seabirds flying overhead and marinas full of ships displaying a panoply of colorful sails, the 14-mile East Bay Bike Path (EBBP) offers the quintessential…
From the guidebook "Rail-Trail Hall of Fame"
Barrington, RI - Rail-Trails - 14 miles
Published by Wilderness Press

#7. Blackstone River Bikeway


Located in the northernmost tip of Rhode Island, this is a gem of a rail trail, scenic from start to finish.…
From the guidebook "Best Rail Trails New England "
Pawtucket, RI - Rail-Trails - 6.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. East Bay Bicycle Path


The trail offers the best way to get to the beach from downtown Providence and is well worth a visit.…
From the guidebook "Best Rail Trails New England "
Providence, RI - Rail-Trails - 14.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. William C. O’Neill Bike Path


The William C. O’Neill Bike Path offers a pleasant ride through a mix of rural and suburban landscapes.…
From the guidebook "Best Rail Trails New England "
West Kingston, RI - Rail-Trails - 6.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides