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Olivia's Forest

Smithfield, Smithfield Land Trust

0.7 miles of trail



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.

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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:

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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

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

Getting There:

Ridge 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: 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

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


Lovely hike for small children, enjoyable brook!

Submitted by: Anonymous; May 17, 2022; 12:07 pm

This hike has fun rocks along the trail, great for a rambunctious 3 year old who enjoys climbing. The brook is also a fun place to hang out and has picturesque bridges that cross over it.



Dogs unleashed no owner in site

Submitted by: Doug; March 19, 2021; 9:12 pm

We were having a nice walk my dog was leashed. 2 huskies came running up no owner in site right up to my dog. It was a good thing my Rotty was good w dogs. These is getting to be to common here. Please keep dogs leashed and don't let them run down the trail.



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