How long is the Cliff Walk at Newport?

3.5 miles
What makes Cliff Walk unique is that it is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District. In 1975 the walk was designated as a National Recreation Trail… the 65th in the nation and first in New England. The walk runs 3.5 miles and about two-thirds of the walk is in easy walking condition.

Is the Newport Cliff Walk Free?

Newport’s Cliff Walk is one of the most romantic walks in all of New England and access is free.

Where does the RI Cliff Walk start?

The Cliff Walk starts on Memorial Boulevard at the western end of Easton’s/ First Beach, public parking is available at the beach.

Where do you park for Newport Cliff Walk?

Parking for the Cliff Walk can be found on Memorial Boulevard at Easton’s Beach, as well as at Forty Steps, at the end of Narragansett Avenue. At Forty Steps, a pay-by-plate machine provides parking for up to 4 hours.

Is Cliff Walk Hard?

Discover this 7.00 mile, out and back trail near Newport, Rhode Island. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 h 0 min to complete. This is a very popular area for road biking, trail running, and walking, so you’ll likely encounter other people while exploring.

Who owns the mansions on the Cliff Walk?

Mansions Still in Private Hands. While the Preservation Society of Newport County now owns and maintains 11 historic properties—including The Breakers, the 70-room mansion Cornelius Vanderbilt II built in 1893—a few oceanfront Newport estates remain in private hands.

How long does it take to walk the entire Cliff Walk?

If you’re in reasonably good shape, you can do the entire thing. It will take you about 2.5 to 3 hours. If not, you can get off at any of the numerous exit points along the way (see map at the bottom of the page).

How much of the Cliff Walk is paved?

What’s There: One of Newport’s premier destinations, the Cliff Walk runs for 3.5 miles one-way along the scenic, rocky coast and past Newport’s famous mansions. The section between First Beach and 40 steps is paved and easy for around two-thirds of a mile.