Tillinghast Pond Management Area - White Loop

West Greenwich, RI
Length: 2.20 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This is a beautiful trail located within the 2,000 acres of the Tillinghast Pond Management Area, the Nature Conservancy’s largest management area in the state. The white blazes take you through a gorgeous forest of predominantly Pine and Oak trees and offers views from the pond in various observatory clear outs. The pond itself is used for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. The interconnecting trail system allows for shorter or longer hikes, and is suitable for the whole family.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 101 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Fishing, Mud Puddles, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Tree Climbing, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

To the right of the parking lot is the Trail Head. Follow the white blazes for views of the pond while you make your way into the forest. There is educational signs at the beginning and throughout the trail. After the fork in the trail (where you can take the Orange Trail for a longer hike), there is a small picnic area, benches, and pond access to explore creatures and vegetation along the shore. Continuing around the pond, the trail narrows through a gorgeous patch of ferns that grow to about waist high and brings you to signature New England boulders (fun for little climbers!). The trail crosses through privately owned land and offers a wooden observatory over the pond. Depending on the season, there are wild flowers that grow here. The trail pops out onto the road where you will see fishing access. You can take the road straight to the parking lot for a short cut, or dip back into the woods to complete the trial.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Free Parking at Trail head

Trail Contributor

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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

From 95, take exit 5B. Follow Route 102 North for 2.8 miles, past the West Greenwich Town Hall, and turn left onto Plain Meeting House Road. Follow for 3.9 miles, turn right onto Plain Road, parking lot will be on the right.