Runnins River Trail – Seekonk

  • Runnins River Trail
  • Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, MA
  • Trailhead: 41°49’43.47″N, 71°19’36.94″W
  • First Time Hiked: April 14, 2014
  • Last Time Hiked: January 15, 2017
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.5 miles
  • Easy

Starting from behind the Newman YMCA at a small parking area, there is a dirt access road to the camp area of the YMCA. A few feet ahead is the beginning of the three quarter mile long Runnins River Trail. The trail has three very distinctively different portions to it. The first section that passes behind the fire station and town hall is a stone dust trail that is ADA compliant. The trail then passes over marsh areas and wetlands via a series of boardwalks before coming to a bridge that crosses the Runnins River. Beyond the bridge the trail becomes much more natural as the footing is comprised of soil and roots. The trail, blazed red, ends at Arcade Avenue. There are two smaller trails here as well. The newly improved yellow blazed Town Hall Trail which ends at the town hall parking lot (another parking option) and a blue blazed loop trail. Nonetheless, being a very short hike, it is indeed well worth checking out. By following Arcade Avenue north, then Ledge Road west, you can walk to the Turner Reservoir Loop for additional mileage.

Trail map can be found at: Runnins River.

Runnins River Trail

Runnins River Trail

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