Powder Mill Ledges – Smithfield

  • Powder Mill Ledges
  • Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°52’5.84″N,  71°31’50.36″W
  • Last Time Hiked: April 11, 2014
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.7 miles
  • Easy with slight elevation, some rocky footing in areas.

A beautiful spring afternoon in Southern New England. The sun was out and the temperature finally made it into the 60’s. I started this hike from the parking area following the orange trail to the left as it passed through an open field before heading slightly uphill into the woods. There were several birds here. I then turned left onto the blue trail which traversed through an area of thick pine groves. I then turned left onto the yellow connector trail through an area that was quite rocky while passing under some power lines. The trail comes to an access road. The trail continues ahead of you. At the next road I turned left briefly before turning right onto the remainder of yellow trail. In this stretch I came across a snake as well as a deer. The yellow trail eventually crosses the second access road again before coming to the access road by the power lines. At this point I turned left and followed the road under the power lines until I reached the connector trail to the right. At the end of the connector trail I turned left onto the blue trail through more pine groves. I then turned left onto the orange trail following back to the parking area. I stopped in at the headquarters building. Here they have a gift shop with several books about nature and hiking. They also have several turtles and snakes for viewing.

More info & trail map can be found at: Powder Mill Ledges.

Along The Blue Trail

Along The Blue Trail

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