George Washington Management Area

George Washington Management Area near Chepachet, RI


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6hours
moderate
Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Canoeing
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Chepachet, RI
User EMS Cranston

A map of this spot can be found at the trailhead or at the Headquarters during the weekdays. The area's trails are comprised of rough single-track and a network of quiet dirt roads. For extended riding you can connect to more trails in the Pulaski Memorial State Forest and the Buck Hill Area.

Riders of all levels can enjoy easy cruising on the woods roads and the ADVANCED rider can opt for technical riding on the single-track and Walkabout trails. Do both. Have your cake and eat it too. After your ride, cool off and go for a swim in the Reservoir or Peck Pond.

Walkabout Trail: (Advanced only)

In 1965, sailors from the Australian ship Perth constructed an 11-mile trail that they named the Walkabout Trail. It is named after the Australian aborigine who occasionally reverts to his Stone Age state and follows an impulsive urge to wander the bush with his family (in this case with his or her mountain bike and a few friends) and scant possessions. This urge to wander is called "going walkabout" and the places visited are usually connected with his tribal spirits of land and air from the "Dreamtime".

The trail is well-marked with orange blazes. Two and six mile cut offs are marked by blue and red blazes and can be used to shorten the length of your ride or to create interesting configurations. The beginning of the trail seems very "civilized". As you travel further, it becomes untamed like the Australian outback. You will encounter places with brush overhanging on the sides, washboard ruts, roots, fun down hills, huge rock gardens and large mud puddles. This is tough and you may have to walk in places. What do you expect? It is called The Walkabout, after all.

Directions:

East: Exit 7 off Interstate 295, onto Rte. 44 West. Travel approximately 12.5 miles and then turn right at sign for "George Washington Camping Area".

West: Exit 97 off Interstate 395, onto Rte. 44 East. Travel approximately 14 miles, turn right at sign.


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Chepachet, RI

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