If you’re looking for some outstanding hiking trails that are a bit on the shorter side, look no further! These hikes are all under 5 miles, gorgeous, and found only in Rhode Island. We hope you’ll visit them soon on a nice day!
1. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Exeter
This five mile trail through the wildlife refuge offers stunning views! While it includes acres of open fields, small ponds, and diverse wildlife, it is also ideal for snowshoeing in the winter months!
2. Ocean View Loop Trail at Sachuest Point Refuge, Middletown
This 1.5 mile trail is situated along the ocean and is one of the most breathtaking spots in the state!
3. Barton Woods Trail, Tiverton
This 3.5 mile trail is located at Fort Barton in Tiverton. The trail is set aside the Sin and Flesh Brook with beautiful wildflowers and many other beautiful views to behold. This trail is considered intermediate.
4. Kimball Sanctuary at Watchaug Pond, Charlestown
This 1.5 mile hike is found in Charlestown and boasts beautiful views of Watchaug Pond. The pond, also known as Kettle Pond, is glorious and makes for a wonderful place to take a break from your short hike to enjoy a picnic.
5. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield
This beautiful refuge is not only home to the Rhode Island Audobon Society's headquarters, it also possesses more than 100 acres of beautiful woodlands. The hiking trail is 2.5 miles long and is uniquely beautiful.
6. Cemetery Trail at Pardon Gray Preserve, Tiverton
This 3.5 mile trail is an easy walking path through a historic cemetery and beautiful fields in Tiverton. It is also connected to two additional trails, giving you the option to extend your hiking adventures!
7. Lincoln Woods Trail, Lincoln
This 3.4 mile trail is great for all skill levels and features a stunning lake. It is particularly beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing.
8. Canonchet Brook Preserve, Hopkinton
This winding trail includes stunning glacial erratics, old foundations, and other unique sites. It is 2 miles long and can be found off North Road in Hopkinton.
9. Tri-State Loop, Pascoag
This amazing hike is just around 5 miles and is found in the northern part of the state. The trail momentarily passes through sections of both Connecticut and Massachusetts, as the name suggests and is as fun as it is lovely!
10. Cliff Walk, Newport
The 3.5 mile path along the cliffs found in Newport are simply out of this world. This trail is definitely crowded with tourists in the summer months, but for good reason! It might be one of the most memorable walks you'll take in the state, and offers dozens of magical photo opportunities.