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 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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  • michael

    great hike with a fun group that set a nice pace and got the hike done just before the rain came.

    December 29, 2013

  • Nancy G.


    December 29, 2013

  • James O.

    Really nice trail!

    December 29, 2013

  • Frieda S.

    Really nice hike through the forest of Arcadia. Thanks Michael!

    December 29, 2013

  • Barbara

    Nice-paced winter hike. Thanks, Mike, for solid leadership and good conversation. Happy New Year!

    December 29, 2013

  • Nancy W.

    Unfortunately I got a migraine, so hope my last-minute bow-out opens up the spot for somebody else. Enjoy!

    December 29, 2013

  • Gina

    Well, it doesn't look good for the wait-list, so I signed up for another hike. Hope to hike with you folks another time.

    December 28, 2013

  • Christine H. D.

    Hello Michael what are the chances of getting on the hike?

    December 28, 2013

  • Tom M.

    Sorry can't make it, work called, have a great hike. And wonderful New Year

    December 26, 2013

  • Bob B.

    Sorry that we have to cancel. We will be attending a family meeting that requires our attendance. We will miss you all as we would prefer being out in the open air with a neat group on a hike.

    December 25, 2013

  • michael

    I corrected the map but the GPS co-ordinates did not change and I do not believe they are correct. Please follow the very specific directions provided in the write up for this meet up and you will have no problem finding the pond.

    December 24, 2013

  • Jerry F.

    Hi Michael, Just to let you know, the "map" link takes you to Portsmouth. See you on Sunday.

    December 24, 2013

    • michael

      thanks Jerry!! I didn't see that.

      December 24, 2013

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