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Long Pond (a.k.a. Moonrise Kingdom)

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 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

One of the more scenic and challenging run in the area.


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2.1

Miles

3.3

KM

96%

Runnable

380' 116 m

High

330' 101 m

Low

180' 55 m

Up

180' 55 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Overview

A run that requires a decent amount of balance and endurance. There are numerous ascents and descents over rocky terrain, but the combination of flora and terrain is really sensational for Rhode Island.

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Description

Serving as the original start to a much longer run that is the Narragansett Trail. The area around Long Pond is as dynamic in terrain as it is with flora. The trail is a bit difficult for anyone with mobility and balance issues as the trail traverses several ridges and valleys that are steep and rocky. These are also the same characteristics that make this forest a joy to experience. The turnaround point is a tall mound of rock with views of the pond. There are many rocks and swampy sections, so it can be both slick and mushy after a rain.

Fun fact: If you are familiar with Wes Anderson films, you'll recognize many of the key features of this landscape from "Moonrise Kingdom".

Flora & Fauna

Hemlocks, Cedar, Pine, Alder, Oak and other hardwoods.

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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On top of the rock overlooking long pond.
Feb 19, 2020 near Hope Va…, RI
Jack catching up on some breath.
Feb 19, 2020 near Hope Va…, RI
Part glacial erratic, part bedrock, the rock is a unique feature to the area.
Feb 19, 2020 near Hope Va…, RI

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