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Gansett Loop Trail

Narragansett, Town of Narragansett

5.7 miles of trail

2.8 miles

2.8 miles of trail at this site are wheelchair and stroller-friendly, however, these trails may not meet ADA standards.


Very Easy

Trails that are smooth and relatively level with no steps, no roots, stones or uneven ground. These may be paved, crushed stone, continuous boardwalk and similar surfaces. These trails have a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.


Relatively flat and smooth trails with a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.


May have a few hills or steep sections and multiple surface types including rocks and roots. Trails are generally well-marked but following them requires a trail map.


Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trails that are narrow and may have obstacles such as stream crossings or rocky areas, some trails are less well marked.

Click on the "Trail Map (PDF)" button to download a PDF of the trail map that you can print and take with you on the trail.

Avenza maps are special, free maps that you can use in the Avenza app on your smart phone. These maps let you see your location on the map as you walk. Download the Avenza App for free in the Apple App Store or on Google Play

Click on the Avenza Trail Map button to "purchase" the free map for this trail from the Avenza map store. If this is your first time, Avenza will ask you to set up an account to check out. However, all Avenza trail maps listed on ExploreRI are free.

In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.

What’s There:

The Gansett Loop Trail, created by the Narragansett Land Conservancy Trust, lets hikers experience some of the best Narragansett has to offer. It uses the existing Canonchet Farm and Crooked Brook trails as well as various tree-lined streets, the seawall walk, and the school bike path to create a 5.7 mile loop. Each of those trails can be enjoyed on their own for those looking for a shorter hike. For those wanting to walk the full 5.7-mile Loop Trail, a convenient place to start is Crooked Brook trailhead on South Pier Road. For additional trailheads see the trail map or the descriptions of the Canonchet Farm and Crooked Brook trails.

The Canonchet Farm and Crooked Brook trails are not ADA accessible. The street and bike path portions of the Gansett Loop are generally accessible but do not form a loop and not all the streets on the loop have sidewalks.

Bicycles: Bikes are permitted on the road and bike path parts of the loop but not on the Canonchet Farm and Crooked Brook trails

Getting There:

South Pier Road Trailhead

Google Maps is the mapping system used on the new ExploreRI maps and shows the trailhead located on a terrain view, a street map or an aerial photograph. Clicking on this link will take you to the full Google Maps website, which is not part of
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of

Driving Landmarks: Park in the Middle School (235 S Pier Rd) parking lot. To get to the Crooked Brook trailhead walk back out to South Pier Road, turn left and go about 200 feet down South Pier Road and look for the trailhead on the right. To go north towards the Canonchet Farm portion of the trail, look for the bike path at the east corner of the parking lot. Follow it and then use the map to get to the Canonchet Farm trail.

For additional trailheads see the trail map or the descriptions of the Canonchet Farm and Crooked Brook trails.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes

Coordinates: 41° 25.672' N    71° 28.187' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

The RIPTA 14 bus provides access to various points on the trail.

The William C. O'Neill Bike Path terminates at Munford Road in Narragansett, west of the Community Center (trailhead), also on Munford Road.


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This site report was last updated on December 19, 2023

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