MOOSUP VALLEY STATE PARK TRAIL:
-BIKE IT OR HIKE IT-
Last Updated: February 03, 2024
Length: Moosup Valley State Park Trail; 7 miles to RI border
Completed section; 0.8 miles
Difficulty: Completed section; Easy. Paved, flat rail trail.
Take exit 32 off of I-395 to Route 14 east into Plainfield. At the junction of Prospect St and Main St continue straight into a parking lot for the trail.
The Moosup Valley State Park Trail is built on part of the abandoned Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad Line, which was completed in 1854 and connected the two state's capitols. The trail travels East through Plainfield and Sterling before crossing into RI where it becomes the Trestle Trail . In RI it is still undeveloped for 4+ miles. The Trestle Trail then becomes the WASHINGTON SECONDARY BIKE PATH which consists of three interconnecting bike paths; The Coventry Greenway, West Warwick Greenway and Cranston Bike Path. For more information visit; MOOSUP VALLEY SP TRAIL and CT RAIL TRAIL EXPLORER .
The Moosup Valley State Park Trail is part of the EAST COAST GREENWAY , a planned biking & hiking route stretching 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. When complete it will traverse 15 states with a mostly off-road path.
Starting from the Main Street/Prospect Street parking lot [Western End]; The Moosup Valley State Park Trail starts from Route 14, heads alongside the parking lot and crosses an old railroad trestle bridge over the Moosup River. The paved trail travels Northeast past a yellow gate and then past a small swamp before coming to Barber Hill Road after 0.8 miles. The paved trail currently ends here. You may continue along the hard packed undeveloped rail trail, however, it contains a lot of ruts from ATV use.
Note; In August 2023 the state started construction to improve this trail for 5.7 miles to the RI border where it will connect to the Trestle Trail.
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BIKE IT OR HIKE IT