Riverside Walk All Year


This walk is not suitable for young children, because it covers several unofficial trails, including some scrambling over a brush-covered former railroad bed.

This version of the route avoids walking near the Martin golf course, which is not open to walkers during the golf season. See this page for an alternate route that can be walked from December through March, when the course is closed.


This out-and-back walk is about 4 miles long. Part of this walk follows the abandoned railroad right-of-way that runs from Riverside Park south to the Lower Falls Footbridge. DCR has proposed turning this path into a new trail, shown as the “Riverside Rail Trail” on this map:


Pony Truss Trail Rebuilt

DCR Proposal for Trail in Lower Falls

Newsletter articles about these proposed trails

Two Bridges Trail update, December 2017

Proposed Riverside Greenway


Online map

Printable map

The route starts at the parking lot on Recreation Road.

Walking on the golf course is not permitted during golfing season, from April through November. See the winter version of this route.

Retrace your steps to the starting point.