Tryptophan Trot, Wolf Hill

Posted By on November 24, 2017

Tryptophan Trot, Wolf Hill

4 miles; Smithfield, RI

This was the annual PCHC post-Thanksgiving Day food coma hike, this year at Wolf Hill in Smithfield. It was pretty cold, but very clear and bright. We got great views from the old Boy Scout camp site vantage.

An Intrepid Group

An Intrepid Group

We had a small but intrepid group of hikers, and the weather, as I said, was clear and bright, if cold. We may have been moving somewhat sluggishly, as we’d all feasted the day before, but we moved nonetheless.

WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial

Any trip to Wolf Hill should include the visit to the World War II Memorial, which is the site of a plane crash. Sad. One local man died, Second Lieutenant Saul Winsten of Pawtucket, RI, as well as two other airmen.

Old Boy Scout Camp

Old Boy Scout Camp

There is also the crumbling chimney of an old Boy Scout lodge atop the hill. This is where the great views can be found.

Yeah, Providence. Trust me.

Yeah, Providence. Trust me.

Funny, it’s much clearer in person. You can also see Narragansett Bay from up here.

This is a great little property, and I highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area. You can find out more about Wolf Hill Forest Preserve and view a great map (EXCEPT THEY PUT NORTH FACING RIGHT!!!! GRRRR!!!!) here on the Explore RI website. As always, click on the image, above, for details about this hike and to download the GPS track.

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