- James H. Lynch Jr. Memorial Park – Cumberland Monastery
- Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI
- Trailhead: 41°56’29.30″N, 71°24’7.27″W
- Last Time Hiked: January 1, 2017
- Approximate distance hiked: 0.9 miles
- Fairly easy with some elevation.
The well known Cumberland Monastery has miles of trails that winds through woods and fields. Most do not know that there is another entrance a little further north along Diamond Hill Road at Lynch Park. These lesser visited trails, as well with the rest of the Monastery, has recently been blazed. For this hike we decided to do a short loop of just under of a mile that started at the gate by the parking area. We first followed the yellow blazed trail that follows the power lines. Just before an open field at one of the towers we turned right onto the orange blazed Lynch Trail that winds uphill and to the north before looping back to near the beginning of the hike. There are stone walls and young beeches among the older pines along this trail that towers over the valley below. To add more miles to this hike continue along the yellow blazed trail into the heart of the Monastery property instead of turning onto the orange trail.
Trail maps can be found at: Lynch Park