We will be hiking in the area across the road from the parking lot.
Event Rating: Level 2 (Moderate) recommended for those who have completed two or more
Distance: 5-6 miles
Duration: 2 1/2 - 3 hrs
Blaze Orange: not required but recommended so we can keep track of each other
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 guests that accompany you agree to the terms of the Liability Waiver.
Few people are aware that across the road from the well known former ski area is a large public access property with many trails ideal for hiking. There are many interesting features including ledges, old stone foundations, marshy areas, an old cemetery...basically all you can hope for to make it a great place to spend a morning or afternoon. The terrain is typical woodland with rocky and root lined paths, there are some wider trails with loose rock. Although mountain bikers have also discovered it as evidenced by some elaborate ramp constructions, there is plenty of space for all to enjoy.
The trails are not well marked so hopefully we don't get lost. Ha!
Bring plenty of water and a snack. wear sturdy waterproof footwear and dress in layers.
from Providence: take 146N to I-295N exit. take I-295 North (towards Boston) to exit 11. take the exit and turn left onto RI-114 North/Diamond Hill rd. Drive for about 4 miles, the parking area for Diamond Hill State Park will be on your right. we will meet at the parking lot entrance close to the road.
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