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Explore the best rated trails in Pawtucket, RI, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Swampscott Rail Trail and Fresh Pond Bikeway . With more than 80 trails covering 587 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Whitney Spur Rail Trail

Take the train to a car-free oasis

April, 2024 by reg13

This trail starts right at Cohasset station and brings you into Wompatuck state park, which has many more trails and car-free roads. Great day trip or for bike camping.

Assabet River Rail Trail

good trail except for the gap and the muddy section

April, 2024 by reg13

The part between Sudbury Rd and the wildlife refuge entrance at White Pond Rd is dirt and can be impassable mud. The rest of the gap is pretty sketchy, two-lane road with no shoulder. The wildlife refuge is great too.

Mystic River Greenway

next to the highway

April, 2024 by reg13

Useful as a connector and seems to be popular for recreation but you’re next to a highway the whole time

Accordion

Watertown Community Bike Path

extension of the Watertown Cambridge Greenway

April, 2024 by reg13

It extended the path a little bit to the west. This is a two-way separated lane next to Arsenal St, that is fine until it ends just when it’s needed most, leaving you to fend for yourself in a super dangerous intersection.

Watertown Linear Park Trail

pointless trail

April, 2024 by reg13

A mostly pointless path that doesn’t connect to anything because the rest of the rail route is gone. The city could make a connection through the parking lots at the east end so you can get to the Watertown Cambridge Greenway, which starts about 1/4 mile east of the harrowing intersection at Watertown Square, and the river paths.

Watertown-Cambridge Greenway

Important connector and not too crowded

April, 2024 by reg13

Now extends from Fresh Pond in Cambridge/Alewife to near Watertown Sq, and connects to the Charles river paths (at a few points) and many shopping needs. Pavement is good except a spot near School St.

Somerville Community Path

city trail

April, 2024 by reg13

Trail is well used for walking so you have to ride slowly but it’s a good urban experience. Plenty of places to stop, good pavement, easy transit access. The section east of Lowell St has fewer road crossings and is less crowded. Trail is plowed in winter.

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Great for training half and full marathon

April, 2024 by trishle9

There’s tons of long stretches of trail that doesn’t require you to wait for pedestrians signals. And not many major intersections stops. Trail is mostly flat with a few rolling inclines and declines.

Reformatory Branch Trail

Too muddy

April, 2024 by res3737

The trail has some muddy patches. Most of them are manageable, except there is one spot immediately west of the Route 62 crossing where you will sink in up to your ankle and there's really no way to get around it.

Blackstone River Greenway

We walked along the towpath section in Uxbridge and it was lovely. My daughter is in a wheelchair and it was doable, if not perfect. Park and enter from the Visitors' Center, and watch for the rocks and roots.

March, 2024 by wdncnu

We walked along the towpath section in Uxbridge and it was lovely. My daughter is in a wheelchair and it was doable, if not perfect. Park and enter from the Visitors' Center, and watch for the rocks and roots.

Southern New England Trunkline Trail

I went on this trail today it was a beautiful walk but very muddy

February, 2024 by rfurbish26

I went on this trail today it was a beautiful walk but very muddy

East Bay Bike Path (RI)

East Bay Bike Path

November, 2023 by thejake91739

This bike path between Bristol and India Park in Providence was just what I had hoped for: picturesque views, charming towns and homes, beautiful foliage, and friendly people of all ages!

In addition, there were a few surprises. I discovered that this path is a definite paradise for bird lovers. It even passes right by an Audubon Nature Center accessible by the path! There were also many interesting historical aspects such as the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, remnants of the old railroad, and the Squantum Association mansion. The best surprise and highlight for me was the Spooky Bottom Scenic Dock. Don't skip or miss this! I barely noticed the small sign for it. It's not spooky, and it's not a dock. It's a pier that will take you out into the bay for awesome views of the causeway, bay, and the Providence skyline including the state capital's green dome!

This path is obviously extremely popular with the community: walkers, joggers, bikers, dog walkers, and many parents pushing strollers. Also, I have never seen so many students on their way to school utilizing a path like this on their bikes. I must have seen at least thirty. That's a testament to the safety of the surrounding neighborhood and community!

I drove all the way from California to experience this trail, and I'm so glad I did. I've ridden my bike in forty-nine of our fifty states, and I definitely put this Hall of Fame trail in my top five favorites! A+, state of Rhode Island!

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