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Cliff Walk

Location Shoreline trail wraps around S and E sides of Newport.
State(s) Rhode Island
Type Urban Trail
Length 3.50 Miles / 5.63 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency Commission
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




The Walk runs 3.5 miles through a National Historic District with views of Newport's famous mansions and through the campus of Salve Regina University. Cliff Walk is the top attraction in Newport, RI with an estimated 750,000-plus visitors each year.Guides for the visitor include: The Cliff Walk Book, a Walking Tour Guide for the Cliff Walk, and a Guide to Newport's Cliff Walk. A printed Map/Poster of the Cliff Walk the mansions and sites in the National Historic Area is also available. See for more information.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 1/1

Time Opens: Not Available - Time Closes: Not Available


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 36 inches.

Primary Surface: Not Available

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: Not Available

Elevation High Point: Not Available

Year Designated: 1975

Date Last Updated: 08/27/2015


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Laurence S. Cutler
Cliff Walk Commission
City Hall
43 Broadway
Newport , RI 2840
(401) 851-8949 ext. 1


Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Cliff Walk website Website View/Download
Cliff Walk Commission Website View/Download
Cliff Walk Guide in VISITNEWPORT App Website View/Download



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