HIKING 101- NEUTACONKANUT HILL.

  • September 25, 2013 · 4:30 PM
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DURATION: 1.50 or less should do it.

DISTANCE: 3 miles

Level 2 event:  moderate terrain, steep inclines roots and stones.Moving at a moderate pace: short but very hilly terrain as the name implies. MUST BE ABLE TO HANDLE QUICK UPS AND DOWNS.

Before signing up for this hike please read the entire write up.By signing up for this hike you are agreeing to the liability waiver below.

Flying over the densely populated Silver Lake/Olneyville area in Providence, with its unique, tightly-woven pattern of streets lined with multi-family residences, you will see an oasis of 88-acres of green –  This wilderness park, situated in the heart of the most densely populated area of the City, unique in the Providence Park System,  88 acres of trees, fields, and wild flowers, interspersed with valleys, ravines, glacial boulders, stone walls, fresh water springs and brooks. The Hill is the natural habitat for a multitude of small woodland animals including deer, fox, and wild turkey. The trail system in the park only extends into a small area of about 3 miles.

Rich in history, the Great Hill of Neutaconkanut was the northwest boundary in the land agreement between Roger Williams, founder of our state, and the Narragansett Sachems.

The Hill is the highest point in Providence. (Elevation: 296 feet above sea level.) From the hilltop meadow and from several hiking trails are spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State.The forested woodlands, with several miles of hiking/walking trails*, provide a panorama of picturesque stone walls, unique geological formations, natural springs and brooks, wild flowers and berries. *The WPA originally created the recently restored paths in the 1930s.

Bring plenty of water and a snack. Remember darkness comes early these days so MUST HAVE A FLASHLIGHT OR A HEADLAMP FOR THIS EVENT. Better to have it and not need it than the alternative.

. Liability Waiver
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.





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  • Miriam Curtis C.

    Good to see you.

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Paul B

      Nice hike - nice people!

      October 1, 2013

  • James O.

    Hey Leanne... This hike was wonderful. Great weather and super people! Thank you so much.

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a lovely little hike with such nice folks... I'm looking forward to more excursions with RIHC!

    September 26, 2013

  • Christine H. D.

    Nice short vigorous hike hope you post this again before the winter sets in

    September 25, 2013

  • Miriam Curtis C.

    It was awesome! Leanne was great. This was my first hike with the club and will not be my last. We were all surprised that such a secluded, wooded trail was located in Providence. We climbed some hilltops which provided great views of the Providence skyline. I cannot wait for my next hike.

    September 25, 2013

    • Leanne A

      Hope to see you again soon.

      September 25, 2013

  • Jerilyn S S.

    Sarah and I thank you Leanne that beautiful hike this afternoon. Sarah felt great and proud that she completed it. Good company too! xoxo

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Donna

    Sorry but something came up and I won't be joining you this time but I look forward to doing this hike next time.

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to discovering this little gem of nature in Providence, and meeting other hikers!

    September 24, 2013

  • Jerilyn S S.

    Hi Leanne, I RSVPED for myself and Sarah. Her first real hike. If she has trouble, I will walk back with her as not to hold up the others. xo C U Then!

    September 23, 2013

  • Paul B

    Correction: All the trails are all very clear. They must have done a lot of maintenance.

    September 23, 2013

  • Paul B

    I'll bring DEET. There are a lot of deer and the trails were very overgrown last time I was there. I'll check tom'w and maybe do some clearing. I'm really cautious since my wife was sick with Erlichiosis a several months ago.

    September 23, 2013

  • Eric O.

    Please do this hike again in October... I'm away for work in Europe and would have loved to join the group for this hike. Was totally unaware of this park and plan to go discover it when I get back.

    September 23, 2013

    • Leanne A

      I do it at least 4 times a year. You will catch it again.

      September 23, 2013

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