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Barden Reservoir

This is a level 1 hike, good for those that don't have a lot of time during the holiday season and there's no worries about hunting.

At the intersection of Chopmist Hill Rd. (rt. 102) and Central Pike, head west on Central Pike for 1.9 miles, after crossing the bridge look for Ram's Tail Rd. on the right, park along the shoulder of Rams Tail Rd.

Distance: 4.3 miles

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Fairly Easy

Hunter Orange: Not Required

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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.

Rams Tail Rd. is a short road that runs between Rt 6 and Central Pike in Foster RI, We will be meeting at the Central Pike end of Rams Tail Rd. and parking along the shoulder of this dirt Rd.

This entire walk will take place on dirt roads with a short section of paved road at the end. This is a scenic and pleasant hike around the Barden Reservoir and the small farms and houses that surround it. There are some long gradual hills.

There should be plenty of photo opportunities for those of you that enjoy taking pictures.


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  • Kenny P.

    Great fast paced hike. Thanks Mike.

    December 15, 2013

  • Karen B.

    Beautiful winter landscape made it worth going out in the freezing cold this morning. Thanks for the pleasant company (and the ornament, Jerilyn!!)

    December 14, 2013

  • michael

    nice group made this a fun walk.

    December 14, 2013

  • John H

    A nice, wintry walk on the backroads around the reservoir. The chilly air, snow flurries, and ice on the reservoir reminded us its winter in RI.

    December 14, 2013

  • Jerilyn S S.

    Thanks for taking me to a great route I never knew existed. Beautiful light snow and great scenery!

    December 14, 2013

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  • michael
    W&R's Founder, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Kenny P.
    Mooseologist, Snake Whisperer
  • Jerilyn S S.
    CPR Certified, Assistant Organizer
  • John H
    Wilderness First Aid Certified ( WFA ), Assistant Organizer
  • A former member

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