Diamond Hill Trail

Woonsocket, Rhode Island

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All hikers were not created equal—even (especially?) within the same family. Perhaps you have younger children who set a pokey pace as well as older, goal-oriented preteens who push hard for the summit and expect to encounter a few challenges along the way. Dividing and conquering may be the way to guarantee that everyone is gratified by the hike up Diamond Hill, a former ski slope in northern Rhode Island. One adult can accompany the more aggressive hikers on a challenging, rocky ascent up the former ski face. Another can meander with the little tykes along the path that winds easily over the soft shoulder of the hill to the summit. You can meet at the top (our guarantee: no one will get lost on the way up) where the kids can safely romp and explore. From there, you’ll have pleasant local views that are best in early spring and fall when foliage is minimal. (You’ll want to descend as a group on the easy path.)

Diamond Hill Trail Professional Review and Guide

"All hikers were not created equal—even (especially?) within the same family. Perhaps you have younger children who set a pokey pace as well as older, goal-oriented preteens who push hard for the summit and expect to encounter a few challenges along the way. Dividing and conquering may be the way to guarantee that everyone is gratified by the hike up Diamond Hill, a former ski slope in northern Rhode Island. One adult can accompany the more aggressive hikers on a challenging, rocky ascent up the former ski face.

Another can meander with the little tykes along the path that winds easily over the soft shoulder of the hill to the summit. You can meet at the top (our guarantee: no one will get lost on the way up) where the kids can safely romp and explore. From there, you’ll have pleasant local views that are best in early spring and fall when foliage is minimal. (You’ll want to descend as a group on the easy path.)"

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Woonsocket
Distance: 1
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 1 hour
Season: March-November
Local Contacts: Town of Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department
Local Maps: USGS Attleboro
Driving Directions: Directions to Diamond Hill Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/1/2007
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Decent short hike for those with kids... even the steep slope is manageable for a couple of kids in good health. Wraps around the top of the hill for a bit and comes down on the left side of the hill in a gradual decline. Views seem to be best when the foliage is down as there is a water view that is mostly obscured by trees over the summer.



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