This hike is full, and is closed to new Yes RSVPs.
Before signing up for this event, please read and understand the entire Write-Up and the Liability Waiver. By signing up for this event you, and any guest agree to the terms of the waiver.
Event Rating: Level 2 (Moderate)
Recommended for members who have completed one or more Level 1 hikes
Distance: ~5 miles
Time Duration: ~2 hours
Blaze Orange: not required
We will be hiking at a moderate to fast pace, so please only sign up for this hike if you are accustomed to hiking at a brisk pace intended to give you some good exercise. If you are not used to hiking at this type of pace, the event will not be a good fit for you.
The Steere Hill area in Chepachet, RI is comprised of four abutting parcels acquired from 1967 to 2010 with a total of 448 acres. We will be hiking on trails in the Philips Farm, Steere Hill, and Heritage Park properties. The Glocester Land Trust (GLT) manages the first two properties.
The 68 acre Phillips Farm was the first property acquired by the GLT in 1990.
The 208 acre Steere Hill Nature Preserve was acquired by the GLT in 2002.
Heritage Park, is a 115 acres woodland acquired by the Town of Glocester in 1967 as part of the state’s Green Acres program.
The trails feature some small hills as they wind through the woods and fields. The trails may have some wet areas, so a pair of hiking boots is suggested. Come prepared with bug spray for protection from ticks and other insects. As always bring water and snacks along for the trail.
We will be using a parking lot just off the Putnam Pike (Rt 44). It is almost across from the Harmony Post Office. If you are traveling west on Rt 44, the parking lot will be on your left.
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at www.hikesafe.com; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you for yourself, your heirs, executors, and administrators release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.