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    George Washington Management Area, Walkabout Trail

    Glocester, Rhode Island

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    Austin, TX
    Adventurer | 301 pts
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    10/3/2009
    We went to spend labor day at the campground. Knowing how crowded it was going to be, we decided to go on a Thursday after work and stay through Friday (it was actually the only two days available that weekend!). This was our first camping, so we very very exited. We found the campgrounds to be very nice each one kind of isolated, with a place to park the car, a pin-nic table and a fire-pit. We were on spot #1, and even then, we felt pretty away from the crowd. We hiked around the Pond and did the Orange Trail and walk to Pulaski Park.
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    Harwich, MA
    Adventurer | 243 pts
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    11/12/2007
    I chose the orange (long) route and it lives up to its name. For the most part, the trails are well blazed, although there are places, especially in the northernmost sections, where it is relatively easy to get off the trail. There are also places, especially where new trees are being planted, where trail maintenance needs a bit of attention as sapling pines spread across the trail and have to be pushed aside. I enjoyed the loop but next time will wear better boots and two extra pair of socks to avoid stress on the arches and insteps. If you are coming west from southern Mass., I'd avoid the Providence area entirely and approach Rte. 44 via I-495 to 95S to I295
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    Narragansett, RI
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    1/16/2007
    Many, if not all, of the hiking trails at George Washington Management Area are open to bikes. The only limiting factor being the individual bikers ability and tolerance for sections that may approach unrideability in certain weather conditions. The dirt roads are dirt roads, just like dire roads everywhere. The trails are rocky and tight. Many are part of the three loops of the Walkabout Trail but there are many others in the area. There are some short steep sections but the main challenge is rocks and some boggy areas that can suck a front wheel in above the axle. If you are willing to portage those sections the effort will prove worth your while. George Washington Management Area is a terrific place to ride and who knows, you may learn a trick or two.
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    Cumberland, RI
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    1/12/2002
    This place is great. There are trails for all ability levels. You can hike on trails as short as 2 miles or you could hike all day if you wanted to. There is a beach that never gets too crowded. You can also camp here during the summer.
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    Trail Information

    Glocester
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    8.0
    Distance
    200 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    5-6 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    George Washington Management Area, 2185 Putnam Pike, Chepachet 02814; (401) 568-2085; www.riparks.com
    Local Contacts
    George Washington Management Area topographical map (available online at www.dem.ri.gov/maps/wma.htm); partial trail map (www.riparks.com)
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