Mt. Tom Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Washington County, Rhode Island. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 242 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 76 feet. Along the trail there is parking.
Mt. Tom Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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, and pause atop rocky cliffs with long panoramic views.As soon as you enter the trailhead parking lot, down a short dirt road, you’ll see a rusted Quonset hut to your left (east) and a toilet facility straight ahead. A white paint square on a pine tree marks the trailhead, at the far right-hand side of the lot as you’re standing with the hut to your left. The trail begins on flat sandy terrain surrounded by towering red pine. This initial stretch, over a grassy area, is well marked with white blazes."
--Steve Mirsky, Best Easy Day Hikes: Rhode Island (Falcon Guides).
"Ascend cliffs with nice views of Arcadia Management Area. The Mount Tom Trail starts near the banks of the pristine Wood River, passes Parris Brook, traverses a granite ledge with sweeping views of Arcadia, and reaches the 430-foot summit of Mount Tom after a gradual ascent. There are a few steep pitches on this trail, which winds through mostly deciduous forest."
--Christie Matheson, Discover Rhode Island (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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