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Hike Narragansett Trail Part 2 Wyassup Lake to Pendleton Hill Rd.

Narragansett Trail Part Two. Wyassup Lake to Pendleton Hill Rd.

Out and back, approximately 6.5 miles total then we'll enjoy an apres hike social at a local eatery TBD. All suggestions taken into consideration.  We'll hike the parking area marked with a "P" at Pendleton Hill Rd. then back.  Click here for trail map:

 Narragansett Trail Part 2 (Wyassup Lake)

You should have a fair degree of recent physical conditioning before signing up for this hike; hiking or bicycling or similar level of activity for THREE HOURS OR MORE. NOT A RACE, BUT PACE WILL BE BRISK AT TIMES.


• Bring water, snack, hiking boots andhunter orange.

"Description: The Narragansett Trail goes about 22 miles from Lantern Hill in North Stonington to Ashville Pond in Hopkinton, RI. The entire trail could be completed in 12 hours, but there are many opportunities for shorter day hikes along the trail.
After climbing and descending Lantern Hill, the trail goes east to Route 2, then northeast into the Pachaug State Forest. The terrain along the trail is extremely varied. Some portions are flat and well-worn, others are extremely rocky and steep. The trail passes through forests and wetlands, and follows dirt and paved roads for short sections.
The Connecticut portion is blazed with light blue rectangles, while the Rhode Island portion is blazed with yellow rectangles. In Rhode Island, the Narragansett Trail follows a portion of the Camp Yawgoog yellow trail, which is blazed with yellow circles.

Natural Features: The summit of Lantern Hill (mile 1) offers sweeping views. Another scenic overlook is found at mile 4, before a beaver pond at mile 5. High Ledge near mile 8 offers a view overlooking Wyassup Lake. A rocky crevice known as the Bear cave is found around mile 9. Miles 15-16 go up the rocky ravine of Green Fall River to Green Fall Pond. Miles 19-22 skirt swamps around Yawgoog Pond and climb up and down through steep rocky hills near Ell Pond and Long Pond. 

• Good to know: Portions of the trail are open to hunting, so hikers should wear orange during hunting season. The portion of the trail that crosses the Groton Sportsman's Club is closed from October to March.

Owned by: The trail crosses both private and public land. In Connecticut, it is maintained by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. In Rhode Island, it is maintained by the Narragansett Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. More information:

View Narragansett Trail crossings in a larger map

Narragansett Trail Part 2 (Wyassup Lake)

Narragansett Trail Part 3 (Green Fall Pond)

Narragansett Trail Part 4 (Long and Ell Ponds)"

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  • David R. B.

    Please note that the portion of the trail between Pendleton Hill Road (Route 49) and Wheeler Road is closed from October to March; it is on land owned by the Groton Sportsmen's Club.

    December 1, 2013

    • Nancy (.

      Thanks for the tip David. We'll turn at Pendleton Hill Rd.

      December 6, 2013

  • Dorothy M.

    Nance if it's cancelled on Saturday I can go on Sunday.

    December 1, 2013

  • Dorothy M.

    Hi Nance. I checked my calendar when I got home & I have a family commitment at 3. So sad I can't go.

    December 1, 2013

    • Nancy (.

      Oh no! Perhaps the 21st?

      1 · December 1, 2013

    • Dorothy M.

      My sister comes in from TN that morning for Xmas. Looks like I'll have to wait til after Xmas. Will really miss being with you guys.

      December 1, 2013

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