Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge

Smithfield, RI
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge is headquarters for the Rhode Island Audubon Society, and home to three awesome nature trails totaling to around 2.75 miles.

Enter the trail from directly behind the Trailhead sign (not to the right), walk through a buzzing meadow and beyond an old New England stone wall into a pine forest. Walk up the power lines and dip right to stay on the blue trail, or continue further to the yellow trail (this will add .5 miles). The path takes you through the pine forest again, over a couple foot bridges and along side a small pond. The end of the trail puts you at the meadow where you began.

Birds found along this trail, Wild Turkey, Cooper’s Hawk, Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Screech Owl, Pine Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Ovenbird, Red-eyed Vireo.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

There is a large dirt parking lot at the Visitor’s Center.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Hello! I’m one of the Branch Ambassadors for Rhode Island. My son Maximus was born in November 2017, and we joined HiB that Spring but our branch went dormant. The following year we joined HiB again and quickly found it to be extremely valuable to our lives. We mostly hike with our dog (Knuckles) in tow so it was nice for us to get out with families who enjoy the outdoors just like us! I’m excited to keep learning and growing our branch. We hope to meet you soon!


Trail Map

Getting There

Located on Route 5 across from Pastryland!