DuVal Trail

Posted By on November 19, 2014

DuVal Trail

5.05 miles; south kingstown, ri

i just felt like some hill work was in order today, and also wanted to follow the blue-blazed trail as far as i could. i did both, and the hills weren’t as bad as i remember. turns out the complete “out-and-back” on the blue trail is 5 miles even. i have updated the map that is on the hikefinder page under duval trail. it now includes mileages on each of the segments of this south kingstown land trust trail.

old quaker cemetery

old quaker cemetery

i don’t think i’ve ever talked about the old quaker cemetery that is an alternate start to this trail. the actual blue-blazed trail starts a little further to the west, but there is an unblazed trail that goes right through here. it’s kind of peaceful and beautiful in its way.

red house road trail head

red house road trail head

the blue-blazed duval trail winds up at the intersection of sand hill trail, red house road, and l’ahinch road, and the trail head here isn’t too obvious. this sign, set back a ways from the road, is the only indicator that there’s a trail here.

yeah, that's why i took this picture

yeah, that’s why i took this picture

okay, a butt, right? can’t believe i never noticed this before…

dragonfly

dragonfly

and i found this perfectly preserved dragonfly body on the trail. had to take him home. isn’t he beautiful? his wingspan is over 4-1/4″. big sucker.

you can find the new duval trail map, as well as the trail head, on the hikefinder.

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2 Responses to “DuVal Trail”

  1. Cynthia says:

    Good ole DuVal…. took Fidget there the other day and she complained about those hills…

  2. auntie says:

    poor fidget! with those little legs i don’t blame her for complaining!

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