Breakheart Trail (Ken Weber Hike #17)

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Event Rating: Level 2 (Moderate)
Recommended for members who have completed one or more Level 1 hikes
Distance: ~6.5 miles
Time Duration: ~3 hours
Blaze Orange: Required

Breakheart Trail is hike #17 in Ken Weber's "Weekend Walks in Rhode Island". It is located in the Arcadia WMA, in the towns of West Greenwich and Exeter,RI. This hike takes us half way around Breakheart Pond, and then through some dense woodlands.


The terrain is slightly hilly in spots, but is not difficult. With the rocky trails and likely wet areas, a pair of hiking boots is strongly suggested. Come prepared with bug spray for protection from ticks and other insects. As always bring sufficient water and snacks along for a 3 hour hike.


Directions (please pay close attention to them)

From Providence: Take I-95 south to exit 5A, (Rt. 102 south). At the merge of Rt. 102 and Rt. 3, take Rt. 3 south. Continue on Rt. 3 south for another mile to the next light (a flashing light) at the intersection of Rt. 3 and Rt. 165. Turn right at the flashing light onto Rt. 165 west. Take Rt. 165 for ~3 miles, and watch for the white West Exeter Baptist Church on the corner of Frosty Hollow Road, on your right. Take Frosty Hollow Road for ~1 ½ miles until it ends at a “T” intersection. Turn right, and follow the dirt road until it brings you to Breakheart Pond.

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; 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.

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  • Christine S.

    Great hike. Well led. Beautiful area.

    October 16, 2013

  • Nancy G.

    Thanks John. Always a pleasure.

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Bob B.

    Varied & interesting terrain, lead by a knowledgeable & concerned leader, John H.

    October 15, 2013

  • Christine H. D.

    Thanks for the beautiful hike and company both were very much needed today:)

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • John H.

    A gorgeous fall day and a great group of people made today's hike very enjoyable. I can't think of a better way to have spent the morning.

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    It had everything you wanted in a hike, good scenery, good company, great weather and good leadership. Thanks John and Leanne.

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Leanne A

    We could not have had a more perfect morning. Weather ordered just for Kenny. Thanks so much John.

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • michael

    sorry for the late cancellation but kids will do that to you!

    October 15, 2013

  • Miriam Curtis C.

    Is the wait list closed for this hike?

    October 14, 2013

  • Eleanor G

    I work full time so please keep me in mind for weekend walks or hikes.

    October 13, 2013

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