- Esek Hopkins
- Battery Meetinghouse Road, Scituate, RI
- Trailhead: 41°49’44.76″N, 71°36’19.17″W
- Last Time Hiked: September 4, 2016
- Approximate distance hiked: 1.2 miles
- Fairly easy with slight elevation.
The Scituate Land Trust has just completed blazing and clearing at their newest trail system. Another beautiful property at that!! The trails are behind the newly renovated women’s softball field at Esek Hopkins. There are two main loop trails here blazed blue and white with a yellow blazed crossover trail. The trails wander through the thick fern covered forest predominant with tall pines and oaks. There are old fire roads and stone walls that crisscross the property as well. The blue loop climbs over the aptly named “Huckleberry Hill” and the white trail traverses through low lying areas offering glimpses of mushrooms, mosses, and a seasonal stream. There is also an old quarry along the yellow blazed crossover trail worth checking out. The property owned by the State is leased to and maintained by the Scituate Land Trust. There are also several spur trails that lead to private property. Be sure to follow the blazed trails. A trail map should be available soon.