Cliff Walk

Type: Urban Trail
Length: 3.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: Commission
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Shoreline trail wraps around S and E sides of Newport.
States: Rhode Island
Latitude: 41.48518   Longitude: -71.29758

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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.

Additional Details

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

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Cliff Walk website
Website: Cliff Walk Commission
Website: Cliff Walk Guide in VISITNEWPORT App

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

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



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