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Diamond Hill – Cumberland

  • Diamond Hill
  • Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI
  • Trailhead: 42° 0’9.32″N, 71°25’4.20″W
  • First Time Hiked: April 27, 2013
  • Last Time Hiked: November 23, 2014
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.5 miles
  • Moderate with rather strenuous uphill climbing.

 

This was literally a hike of ups and downs. I started at the parking lot and made my way through a grassy area surrounded with pine trees and picnic benches until I reached the bottom of the first hill marked by a post for the Warner Trail. I then climbed up this hill to the top where there was some old ski lift equipment. There was another path that continued upward at a steeper incline, however, at this point I turned right to follow the wider path which lead downhill to the next intersection. At this intersection there was a winding path to the right, and a path to the left which seemed wider and rocky. I went right first, following the trail to the end, at points climbing up rocks to reach an overlook which had a nice view of the neighborhood and Diamond Hill Road below. This was not an easy path to hike. Take your time. It was actually easier going up than down, as I retraced my steps back to the intersection. I then followed the wider and rocky path to the next intersection. I turned left here onto a side trail. I suspect the right would continue to follow the main trail. At the next split I followed it left again to stay somewhat near the ridge line. When I reached the top of this steady incline the path veered to the left and downhill quite substantially. At the end of the path I turned right and almost immediately came across the ski lift equipment I saw on the way in. I then went down the hill that I first came in on and made my way to the parking lot. Hikes of various length can be done here. There are many side trails to explore.

I did not find a trail map online for this hike

Diamond Hill Trail

Diamond Hill Trail