Life is busy and sometimes it’s hard to fit in all of the things we want to do into a single day. If you’re short on time but still need your nature fix, you want to go hike the best hikes in Rhode Island. Here are eight hikes under one mile that will treat you to the sights and sounds of the outdoors without taking up hours of your time. Take a break and get outside even if it’s only for a little while.

Have you ever taken any of these hikes under one mile? Which one was your favorite? Do you have any short trails you’d like to share? For an easy flat path that is great for walking or biking, check out this abandoned railroad trail.


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Best Hikes in Rhode Island

Scenic Hikes in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a small state with a population of just over 1 million and an area of just over 1,200 square miles. Within this small state, there are hikes with incredibly scenic views that you will have to see to believe. Here are some of the hikes with the most scenic views in Rhode Island.

Clay Head Trail

Clay head trail can be found on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island. This trail is 3.5 miles but is quite flat and is a relatively easy hike. This hike will take you through the island forest for the first half of the hike, before you spend the second half, walking along the island coast, staring out into the great ocean in front of you. While this is a popular trail, if you time it right, you may get the entire trail to yourself, which is a great opportunity to relax and just soak in the views.

Beavertail Trail, Beavertail State Park

Beavertail Trail can be found in Beavertail State Park in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and will take you down to the ocean cliffs for some incredible views. In the winter, the cliffs get covered in ice and are quite beautiful, and in the summer, these cliffs are a great place to just sit and watch the waves. Your dog will also love this hike and is welcome but must be kept on a leash.

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Trail

Located in the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, this 2.4 mile loop trail outside of Newport, Rhode Island is a great place to walk along the ocean while listening to the crashing waves. This wide trail will take you to an observation platform and two observation towers where you can get an even better view of this incredible east coast beach landscape.

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