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Olivia's Forest, Smithfield

Smithfield Land Trust

Description & Overview:

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The Green Dot and Orange Dot trails follow old farmers cart paths and the White Dot trail weaves through a rocky forested slope. The trails cross Whipple Brook, a tributary to the Woonasquatucket River. The 31-acre site is a mature forest of hardwood trees with a wetland in the center. The property was donated by the Gallo family and Annese Construction, and named after the granddaughter of Joseph Gallo.

Smithfield Land Trust website

Trail Safety Information

What's There:

Hours: Sunrise to sunset, all year

Miles of Trails: 0.7 miles

Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None

Trail Width: Mostly a typical one person footpath but wider in some areas.

Trail Rating: Moderate   Explanation


Trail Rating Key

Easy: Trails are relatively smooth and the route is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy network of trails in an urban or suburban setting where help is always readily at hand. A map may be useful but is not necessary.

Moderate: Somewhat more strenuous trails or harder to follow trails. Trails are well-marked but following them requires a trail map and a trail map is readily available either at the site or online.

Difficult: Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trail systems where there is no available trail map or the trails are not marked.

Skiing/Snowshoeing: Yes

Are Dogs Allowed? Must be under owners control (voice or leash) Remove/knock waste off trail.

Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No

Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No

Is Hunting Permitted? No


Trailhead Name: Ridge Road Trailhead

Coordinates: 41° 53.4' N    71° 29.73' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

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Driving Landmarks: The trailhead is on Ridge Road, north of the Whipple Road/Ridge Road intersection, and across the street from 100 Ridge Road, Smithfield, RI.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 4 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No


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This site report was last updated on November 25, 2014

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