Fort Barton/Sin and Flesh Brook Trail

Point Judith, Rhode Island

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From atop the observation tower at the site of Fort Barton on the Smith Rock Trail, kids will not have a hard time imagining themselves as Revolutionary War soldiers scanning the harbor for British ships. Although nothing resembling a fort remains at this site, the park is dotted with boulders and mounds for climbing. (The earthworks that have survived are intentionally unrestored.) The trail from the fort site winds back and forth across the brook like one strand in a braid; some of these frequent crossings have rather rickety bridges, though one Tiverton resident assured us that the bridges will be replaced soon. Children will need the help of an adult to manage these river crossings as they currently are.

Fort Barton/Sin and Flesh Brook Trail Professional Review and Guide

"From atop the observation tower at the site of Fort Barton on the Smith Rock Trail, kids will not have a hard time imagining themselves as Revolutionary War soldiers scanning the harbor for British ships. Although nothing resembling a fort remains at this site, the park is dotted with boulders and mounds for climbing. (The earthworks that have survived are intentionally unrestored.)

The trail from the fort site winds back and forth across the brook like one strand in a braid; some of these frequent crossings have rather rickety bridges, though one Tiverton resident assured us that the bridges will be replaced soon. Children will need the help of an adult to manage these river crossings as they currently are."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Point Judith
Distance: 2.8
Elevation Gain: 80 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Town of Tiverton
Local Maps: USGS Fall River
Driving Directions: Directions to Fort Barton/Sin and Flesh Brook Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/22/2015
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Fun, steep inclines, narrow paths but lots of cool stuff to see


10/16/2011
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see for yourself - kid friendly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCXgf9tGbVk



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May 2018