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Cumberland, Town of Cumberland

7.0 miles of trail

1.0 mile


Very Easy

1.0 mile 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:

This 481-acre area is a former Trappist Abbey purchased by the Town of Cumberland in the 1970's. The abbey building, severely damaged by fire in 1950, was rebuilt and expanded as the town library. The town senior center was constructed behind the library and is adjacent to the open space conservation area with miles of trails though the woods and fields. The trails nearest to the town buildings are nearly level and handicapped accessible. The trails further away cross hilly terrain. Several of the fields are maintained and cut as hayfields, others are being allowed to grow in and are for wildlife habitat. Along the trails remnants of a quarry, apple orchard, farm road causeway, and miles of stone walls are still visible. On the property is the site of Nine Mens' Misery where in 1676 nine colonists were tortured to death by Narragansett Indians during King Philip's War.

Note: Due to beaver activity the Old Road Trail (yellow dots on the map) is flooded and impassable where it crosses Monastery Brook near the junction with the Stone Wall Trail and the unnamed red dot trail.

Other Amenities: Restrooms are available in the adjacent town library, when the library is open.

Getting There:

Beauregard Loop 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: 1464 Diamond Hill Rd (Rt. 114) is the entrance to the town library and senior center. Near the senior center is the trail head and parking.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 24 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes

Coordinates: 41° 56.1' N    71° 24.35' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


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This site report was last updated on October 15, 2019

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