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Biscuit City Trail

South Kingstown, South Kingstown Land Trust

0.7 miles of trail

0.1 miles

Easy

Very Easy

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

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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.

Easy

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.

Moderate

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.

Difficult

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 Biscuit City Preserve has sections of trail for walkers of all ages and abilities, including those in wheelchairs and strollers. From the trailhead at Springdale Road, a 6-foot crushed stone dust trail and two wooden bridges lead walkers 475 feet to a turnaround at the edge of Biscuit City Mill Pond. All visitors can access the serenity and beauty at the pond's edge among towering oak, hickory, and ash trees. Young ones will enjoy the quick transformation from suburban South Kingstown to a magical wooded land of waterfalls, native plants, fungi, and singing birds.

Beyond the accessible portion of the trail, walkers will encounter more rugged but still manageable trail leading past old cellars, a mill foundation, a water wheel pit, and a millers house.

South Kingstown Land Trust trails and maps page

Dogs: Yes, on leash. Please pick up after pets.

Getting There:

Springdale 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 ExploreRI.org.
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: From the intersection of Biscuit City Road and Kingstown Road/RI-138, travel south on Biscuit City Road for .3 miles. Turn right onto Ledgewood Road and follow to the end. Turn left onto Springdale Road and follow around the curve. Park on the right side of the road where the pond is visible.

Parking: Yes: On street, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes

Coordinates: 41° 28.511' N    71° 32.045' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


Biscuit City 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 ExploreRI.org.
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: This trailhead is most appropriate for hikers and walkers arriving at the trail by foot since there is no parking here. This trailhead is .4 miles south of intersection of Biscuit City Road and Kingstown Rd/RI-138.

Parking: No

Coordinates: 41° 28.52' N    71° 31.887' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


Yes. Take the 62, 64, or 66 to Lower College Rd Bayberry stop. Walk down Lower College Rd to Kingstown Rd/RI-138. Turn left onto Kingstown Road then make the first right onto Biscuit City Road. Walk south on Biscuit City Road for .4 miles and look for the trailhead on the right side (west) of the road.


 

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