Newport Cliff Walk


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The Cliff Walk, which snakes along the eastern shore of Newport, RI, is a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. The Cliff Walk is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District.

The walk runs 3.5 miles and about two-thirds of the walk is in easy walking condition. Parts of the southern half of the walk consist of a rough trail over the natural and rugged New England rocky shoreline. In spots just a couple of feet from the path are abrupt drops of over 70 feet. Wild bushes and weeds often hide this danger. As you walk further south you have to scramble from rock to rock and proper shoes are a must. Even with good shoes, fine sand on some of the rock surfaces can be very slippery.

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Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Total Mileage: 7.0 miles round trip
Total Time: Approx. 5 hours depending on pace and amount of breaks. What to Bring:

Closed toed shoes with good traction.
Snacks and food
Bug spray and sunscreen
Hat and sunglasses
Appropriate clothing for the weather.