- Anawan Rock
- Winthrop Street, Rehoboth, MA
- Trailhead: 41°51’57.53″N, 71°12’52.68″W
- Last Time Hiked: May 6, 2014
- Approximate distance hiked: 0.2 miles
- Easy, optional climbing.
Anawan Rock is more of a historic site than a hike. There is a trail here nonetheless. Without any doubt, this is the shortest hike on my list of both completed and planned hikes. The trail runs from the parking area a couple hundred feet then lollipops around the rock itself. The rest of the property is wooded. The historical significance of the site is the role it served during King Phillips War. In August 1676, the Wampanoag chief was captured at this site by the colonists effectively ending the bloody war between the two. The rock itself, a puddingstone, is quite large. Out of curiosity I did climb it. Unfortunately, the trees are taller than the rock so there is not much of a scenic view other than the immediate property.
I did not find a trail map on-line.