Before signing up for this event, please read and understand the entire Write-Up and the Liability Waiver. By signing up for this event you and any guests that accompany you agree to the terms of the Liability Waiver.
Event Rating: Level 4 (Strenuous)
Recommended for members who have completed one or more Level 3 (Difficult) hikes.
Distance: 8.5 Miles
Time Duration 4 hours
Blaze Orange: Required
Pachaug Trail is hike #18 in Ken Weber’s “Weekend Walks in Rhode Island”. It is one of the longest hikes in the book at 8 ½ miles. A five mile section is as strenuous as any trail in the book. It is also an enjoyable and scenic hike as the trail climbs ledges, crosses streams, and passes through ravines.
The hike should take about 4 hours, which includes hiking along the eastern edge of Beach Pond, in Beach Pond State Park in RI. The trail also crosses into CT and Pachaug State Forest.
A Good footwear is required since we will hiking over rocky trails and stream crossings . Please bring drinking water (1 Liter), snacks and insect repellent.
Hunting season has begun so Blaze Orange is Required.Liability Waiver
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.