Diamond Hill

Posted By on November 23, 2014

Diamond Hill

2.83 miles; cumberland, ri

this was another providence county hiking club hike. i grew up not too far from here, but this place was a bit of a revelation. it was a great trail—in fact, it’s the beginning of the 30-mile warner trail that ends in sharon, mass. there was considerable climbing in the first mile. our hike leader told us the trail starts by going up the former tow-rope route of this one-time ski area. once we all got to the top, with much huffing and puffing, there were great views, too. they tell me on  perfectly clear day you can see boston and mount wachusett. not today, unfortunately.

diamond hill

diamond hill

we climbed up there. well, not “climbed,” exactly. it’s a trail. a steep trail.

ski valley

ski valley

the water tower still advertises the now-defunct ski operation. and there are large concrete structures, now covered with graffiti, that were part of the infrastructure.

mount wachusett, if you squint

mount wachusett, if you squint

some people claimed they could see mount wachusett in central massachusetts from here. and supposedly if there is no haze, you can. the weather today started out cloudy and sprinkling, and i think if we’d have stayed up there another hour or so, we’d actually have been able to see something.

trail along the reservoir

trail along the reservoir

the warner trail, which started from the parking lot at diamond hill state park, continues around the diamond hill reservoir, which is pawtucket rhode island’s drinking water supply, and the hiking through here is restricted to the trail only… no side trips.

i have added diamond hill to the hikefinder.

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  1. Dan says:

    A trail race used to be run at Diamond Hill and the surrounding trails. I miss it.

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