Narragansett Trail Part 3. Green Fall Rd. to Yagoog Pond.
From Rt 49: Go east on Sand Hill Rd straight toward Green Falls Rd. Trailhead about .75 mile on left after Tom Wheeler Rd. Use second parking area on right.
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Look for bronze KIA, RI plates or white Honda CRV. Trailhead on left goes due north to Green Fall Pond.
Nancy will be the host and leader for this event, but all hikers are encouraged to take the lead and/or alternate.
Out and back, approximately 6 miles total then we'll enjoy an apre hike HOLIDAY CHEER social at eatery TBD. THERE ARE 2 RESTAURANTS THAT I'VE NARROWED THIS DOWN TO, CASUAL ENOUGH TO ACCOMIDATE A BUNCH OF HIKERS ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON. PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MENUS.
BRIDGE RESTAURANT IN WESTERLY OFFERING VEGAN AND VEGETARAIN ALONG WITH REGULAR MENU: http://www.restaurantinri.com/
MYSTIC PIZZA II NORTH STONINGTON, CT. SEEMS TO BE OUR FAVORITE OF THE FALL HIKING SEASON THIS YEAR: http://mysticpizza2.com/
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.
PLEASE READ THE LIABILITY WAIVER AND FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE GUIDELINES DESCRIBED AT www.hikesafe..com. before signing up for this hike.
• Bring water, snack, hiking boots and hunter 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: http://www.ctwoodlands.org/trails http://www.mdc.net/~dbrier/yawgoog/trails/
View Narragansett Trail crossings in a larger map
Narragansett Trail Part 2 (Wyassup Lake)
Narragansett Trail Part 3 (Green Fall Pond)i
Narragansett Trail Part 4 (Long and Ell Pond)