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Goddard Park

Average Rating:    (2.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Mostly wide horse trails about the width of fire roads. Pretty flat and not very technical. It is a great trail for the beginner or those just getting into the clipless scene. There is also the paved road within the park.
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Latitude
41.66021649957394
Longitude
-71.4356803894043
Trail Directions
From I-95 North: take exit 8A onto Rte 2 South. Go left at the lights onto Division Road. Follow that road (some way down the road it bears right and Division becomes First Street) all the way to the end . Go right at that light onto Rte 1 (Post Road). At the next light, go left onto Ives Road. Follow that road a little more than 2 miles and the main entrance is on the left. You may have to pay to get in during the day late spring to early autumn. Follow entrance road to the parking lot on the water. From there, the trails are on your left and right. From I-95 South: Take Exit 9 onto Rte 4. Take the immediate exit (8) and go right at the end onto Division Road. Follow the above directions from Division Road.
Trail Length
8 miles total
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Warwick
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 26, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: OwMyNads ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Yes, it's flat. Yes, it's boring. But the fire roads are good for a beginner (like, first time out mtb). I'd bring my niece there (she's 11) to get her started. Particularly young, inexperienced kids would like these trails in the park, and if you're a parent trying to teach a kid the ropes, this is the place. Once your young Padwan gets some legs under him/her, take 'em over to Big River in West Greenwich (though, for some reason, the reviews here are lebeled Exeter).

Recommended Route:
It's only got maybe 2-3 miles of trails, so don't expect a full day.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Again, Big River would be the next logical step up.



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Review Date
June 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: orestes81 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Like the previous reviews stated: it's flat, boring and an ok trail for beginners. It can also sometimes be very crowded; depending on what day you choose to go riding. Though I rode this trail when I was a "beginner", I can barely recommend it to one whom is just starting out. The terrain is not very challenging. The only thing challenging about the terrain is the fact that most of it is sandy and flat and you have to really power through it, which helps to build stamina. There is one spot that is kinda a downhill, but it doesn't last. There are usually people at the bottom of the hill, causing you to have to slow down prematurely. It's not very exciting, just plain old dull.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Arcadia



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Review Date
March 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: david , from north kingstown ri

Summary:
this place sucks for any hardcore to intermediate rider. it's great for beginners, but the terrain is extremely boring. even when i first started mountain biking, i was bored. don't try goddard, it's not worth your time.

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
slocum



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Review Date
January 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Daniel , from Barrington RI

Summary:
pritty flat. too much sand. good for beginner's. there is one part with interesting turrain (deep depressions in the ground)this causes steap downhills and up hills but all and all it is very easy. except for the sand it takes up all of your energy.

Recommended Route:
too young to drive

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lincon woods



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