- Deep Pond North
- Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI
- Trailhead: 41°34’35.22″N, 71°46’19.04″W
- Last Time Hiked: April 22, 2016
- Approximate distance hiked: 2.4 miles
- Fairly easy with some elevation.
This is a relatively short hike in the western part of the Arcadia Management Area. The hike follows three main trails including the northern end of the Deep Pond Trail. If you want to actually see Deep Pond you would need to follow the southern end of the Deep Pond Trail. Starting from a gated trail head on the opposite side of the road from the Roscoe Dexter parking area, I followed the white blazed Deep Pond Trail. I immediately noticed several outcrops, and stone walls. About a thousand feet along the trail and on the left is a historic cemetery. The dates on the barely readable stones are from 1829 and 1837. Soon I reached a split in the trail. The white blazed trail continues ahead. I would return from there. For this hike I turned left and followed the unmarked trail through more areas of stone walls. The trail ends at the yellow blazed Tippecansett Trail where I turned right. At the time of this hike this section was quite muddy. I soon passed the blue blazed Pachaug Trail to the left while continuing to follow the yellow blazes. After a little bit of uphill hiking the Tippecansett Trail comes to Old Voluntown Road. The yellow blazes turn to the left here. The white blazes to the right represents the northern most portion of the Deep Pond Trail. I turned right here following the white blazes. Soon the trail leads to the end of the developed section of Old Voluntown Road. After a short stretch of road walking the white blazes lead you to the right and back into the woods. From this point follow the white blazes to the beginning of the hike.