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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.)"
--Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr, Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island (The Mountaineers Books).
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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