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Snake Den North – Johnston

  • Snake Den North – Snake Den State Park
  • Brown Avenue, Johnston, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°51’20.18″N, 71°32’0.02″W
  • Previous Hikes: August 6, 2013
  • Last Time Hiked: October 17, 2020 
  • Approximate distance hiked: 2.5 miles
  • Moderate with some significant elevation
 

This hike offers towering cliffs through a ravine and an impressive outlook. Starting from a parking area on Brown Avenue follow an old dirt road into the park. It quickly descends into a ravine where the trail narrows slightly as the tall cliffs rise on each side. These cliffs are favorites for rock climbers. Just before the half mile mark a trail emerges on the left. Take this trail. (The trail ahead will eventually head towards the southern end of the park.) Follow the trail through a rocky area that crosses a stream. The trail trail turns ever so slightly to the left as it scrambles up a small hill. After climbing the small hill turn to the right, there are a few trails here that parallel each other before joining into a main trail.  This trail will then meander along a cliff for a bit. It will occasionally split before rejoining itself. At the top of the hill there is an overlook with a pretty decent view of western Johnston and Scituate. From this point retrace your steps back to the parking area. The trails here are not professionally blazed, although some here are blazed with spray paint can be useful. Be careful to remember which paths to retrace. I did come across a lone deer on this hike who seemed keenly interested of my presence. This route was 2.5 miles in length.

Trail map can be found at: Snake Den North

View From The Snake Den Overlook

View From The Snake Den Overlook

Rock Formations

Rock Formations