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Level: Intermediate
Length: 25 mi (40.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +266/ -207 ft
Total: 88 riders

Mountain Biking Arcadia State Park

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#5 of 18 mountain bike trails in Rhode Island
#1,920 in the world

Arcadia is the ONLY place to ride in RI. THe park has fire roads and singletrack all over the place. Some technical, some fast, all great. Still see it with my eyes closed. Get there soon. Don't confuse it with Acadia in Maine. It's ARCADIA!

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Call Steadmans Bike shop in Kingston, RI for directions.
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Rider questions

Q: Can a cyclocross survive on this trail?
A: Plenty of trails here where a CX bike will do well. Others where you will wreck or walk your bike. Between the fire roads and not too steep/bony singletrack, you can ride CX for multiple days here and the surrounding area without crossing your tracks once.

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  • drmachata

    Arcadia is a great destination for novice, intermediate or expert rider. Some up/downs, plenty of roots and rocks, trails are well maintained. Route 95 trail is as challenging as anything you'll find in Rhode Island. Breakheart a delightful 2 hour loop. Around Browning Mill is short but sweet. Worth a visit.

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  • Jimmy Christensen

    Follow the link below for an awesome highlight video from Arcadia Management Area (Not called Arcadia State Park), in Exeter, RI. Mountain biking Arcadia Management Area is always a blast and well worth a visit if you are in the area. With more than 14,000 acres Arcadia is a maze of awesome trails. Unfortunately, there isn't much elevation to be had, but there is endless rocky/rooty single track to test your take your technical abilities to their limits. I consider this the Harold Parker of RI since there are short bursts of speed, but mostly rocky tech. I would recommend using a MTB map app to make sure that you keep you bearings here. There are a ton of trails, many which I have yet to test out. Enjoy! I post new videos from different spots in the Northeast every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more!

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  • RoyNajecki

    A comprehensive waterproof 16" x 20" map of all the hiking trails, footpaths, and roads in Arcadia is available at many outdoor stores in RI. Cliff Vanover created the map and it is published by GreatSwampPress.com for $13.

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  • blundar

    Very very nice New England style trails that is well maintained by NEMBA. Tons on top of tons of miles of trails. Make sure to print out some trail maps, pack some water, and some snacks before going there. You can do different trails almost every trip there...

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  • drmachata

    Arcadia is one of the Biggest Little's top riding spots. North of 165 Breakheart is the standard ride, but the ledges (a 50' high rock ledge included) on the Western edge. South of 165 Route 95 trail is main attraction. Fun short technical run around the pond. Multiple routes up the hill from Browning Mill. Plenty of roots and rocks. Not a lot of up down. A destination.

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  • tboke

    Staying in Newport and worth a visit. Nice trail but no big climbs. Lots of roots, occasional sand, a brief hike through large rock gardens. Easy to get lost.

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  • YALLA!mofo

    Road in on single track. Standard trail. Fast turns, logs. Nice stuff. BUT, I was looking for Mt Tom and that trail ripped!!! Roots rocks twisty up and down. Too much fun. Broke my chain before the ride was complete which was a bummer. I will definitely be back!!

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  • wk0312

    sorry for duplicate * Review edited 7/31/2012

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  • wk0312

    A must ride if your ever in Little Rhody! I visited and rode for a few days in the Arcadia Management Area... beautiful trails/sceneries. Rock beds and roots were awesome so please ride with your PPE. I already miss riding these trails... :)* Review edited 7/31/2012

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  • bmxking45

    Havent been on anything overly difficult here. Good fun place to ride and def wirth checking out if you are in the area. I like Big River better but still good none-the-less

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  • Mac10Matt

    Was in Newport for a wedding and broke away to ride here. Got info about the trail from W.E. Stedman Bike Shop in Wakefield, RI. Dudes were super nice at the shop and even tried to hook me up with a riding partner. I was short on time so I did an out-and-back on the Yellow trail, starting from the NW side of the park. The trail was well marked and had some actually tough technical climbs that I think were meant for hikers, but was pretty standard singletrack other than those. I would explore more if I went back and check out some other singletrack. I recommend going with a local because its not totally self-explanatory.

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