Mohegan Bluffs Trail

Block Island, Rhode Island

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The breathtaking cliffs that constitute Mohegan Bluffs rise 200 feet above the ocean, distinctly marking nearly five miles of Block Island’s coastline. It is hard to imagine the child who wouldn’t stand in awe of the mighty cliffs, strong and steadfast against the battering of relentless waves and the mighty winds rolling in off the ocean. Visitors might be surprised to find out that, according to geologists, the bluffs are eroding at a rate of about five feet each year. If you opt to descend the cliff wall to the shore, children will need a hand. Another highlight within the 42-acre overlook is the Southeast Lighthouse, built in 1874. This historic building can be seen by ships 35 miles away.
Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

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Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

The breathtaking cliffs that constitute Mohegan Bluffs rise 200 feet above the ocean, distinctly marking nearly five miles of Block Island’s coastline. It is hard to imagine the child who wouldn’t stand in awe of the mighty cliffs, strong and steadfast against the battering of relentless waves and the mighty winds rolling in off the ocean.

Visitors might be surprised to find out that, according to geologists, the bluffs are eroding at a rate of about five feet each year. If you opt to descend the cliff wall to the shore, children will need a hand. Another highlight within the 42-acre overlook is the Southeast Lighthouse, built in 1874. This historic building can be seen by ships 35 miles away.

©  Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Block Island
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Block Island Chamber of Commerce
Local Maps: USGS Block Island
Driving Directions: Directions to Mohegan Bluffs Trail

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May 2018