- Mowry Conservation Area
- Old Forge Road, Smithfield, RI
- Trailhead: 41°55’13.78″N, 71°33’7.45″W
- Last Time Hiked: September 4, 2014
- Approximate distance hiked: 1.0 mile
- Easy with some elevation.
Mowry is one of the “Seven Scenic Walks” of Smithfield. This afternoon I set out to complete the last three of them. Mowry was the first stop. It is a wooded property along Old Forge Road with a stream (the Woonasquatucket River), picnic area, large boulders, and ledges. The entrance is stunningly beautiful with a large looming ledge to the right of the access bridge. After crossing the bridge there is two loop trails to choose from. I choose to do both, doing the yellow loop first. The yellow loop is the more challenging of the two with a significant hill to climb. The red trail does have some slight elevation to it, but the majority of it is rather level in comparison. Both trails are shrouded by a plethora of pines and hemlocks. Both trails total just about a mile. The stream at the time of this hike was very low as a result of a very dry summer. Several birds could be heard here and I saw some squirrels.
Trail map can be found at: Mowry.