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Cliff Walk, Newport

#1 of 29 in Outdoors in Newport
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Hiking Trail
Cliff Walk is a 5.6 km (3.5 mi) public access walkway that takes you along Newport’s shoreline. The walk is famous for its views, which combine some of the area’s most famous Gilded Age mansions with the striking natural beauty of the rugged coast. Though the majority of the walk is paved, the south end is not, and you will have to scramble on some rocks. It is important to wear walking shoes and tread carefully, as the fine sand that coats the rocks can make them slippery. Bring a bottle of water with you. Work out when and for how long to visit Cliff Walk and other Newport attractions using our handy Newport road trip website.
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  • We walked the first half of the trail on one day (about 3.5-4.0 miles round trip). The first half was mostly paved and an easy walk but the temperature was upper 80's and sun was shining bright. We.....  more »
  • Defintely something everyone should do. Dont' need to do the entire walk since there are a few exit points to the street along the way. My husband and I did do the entire walk and then walked back.....  more »
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