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Hidden Lake Out-and-Back

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A scenic hike along Yawgoog pond and around Hidden Lake.


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4.0

Miles

6.5

KM

Out and Back

364' 111 m

High

322' 98 m

Low

135' 41 m

Up

137' 42 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Lake · River/Creek

Access to certain trails maybe an problem during summer months during Boy Scout occupation.

Overview

This hike is great during the autumn months. It is energetic and the terrain can be a challenge, but there are some really great pond scenes and native tree stands.

Need to Know

No facilities. The land is owned and managed by Boy Scouts of America. I believe the Narragansett Trail is always available, just keep in mind that during summer months there maybe hundreds of Boy Scouts wandering around the forest.

Description

This hike is quite uneven in terrain and includes areas of bogs and boulders. There is a steady incline and decline of small hills as well. The area is owned and managed by the Boy Scouts of America. They go a little overboard in blazing trails so it is easy to get confused on the trail system, but they do maintain them well. It is also one of the prettiest stretches on the Narragansett Trail, as well as, this part of Rhode Island and Connecticut. This stretch of trail includes stands of Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, Eastern Hemlock, and Pine which either close in your view or open it up broadly across the water.

Flora & Fauna

Rhododendron, Mountain Laurel, Eastern Hemlock, and Pine

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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A nice trail around Hidden Lake with bridges and steps.
Feb 19, 2020 near Hope Va…, RI
Jack at the beach
Feb 19, 2020 near Hope Va…, RI
Water level view of the Yawgoog Pond from the southwest corner.
Feb 19, 2020 near Hope Va…, RI
There are many streams which cut across the trails. Here is a reflection from one of these pools.
Feb 19, 2020 near Hope Va…, RI
Something so nice about streams rolling under Hemlocks.
Feb 19, 2020 near Hope Va…, RI

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