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Diamond Hill Town Park

Cumberland, Town of Cumberland

3.8 miles of trail

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Very Easy

Trails that are smooth and relatively level with no steps, no roots, stones or uneven ground. These may be paved, crushed stone, continuous boardwalk and similar surfaces. These trails have a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.

Easy

Relatively flat and smooth trails with a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.

Moderate

May have a few hills or steep sections and multiple surface types including rocks and roots. Trails are generally well-marked but following them requires a trail map.

Difficult

Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trails that are narrow and may have obstacles such as stream crossings or rocky areas, some trails are less well marked.

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In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.

What’s There:

Diamond Hill Town Park is located in northeast Cumberland, near reservoirs, farms, and residential areas. It is easily accessible from I-295. The park was originally established as a ski area by the Civilian Conservation Corps and was used in mining previous to that. Diamond Hill gets its name from the abundant mica in rock, which glistens in the sunlight. The ski area was operated by the state until the mid 1980's when it closed after several disappointing winter seasons. In the mid 1990's, the Town of Cumberland assumed management of the park and has used it for a variety of community events.

Diamond Hill Town Park is now home to 3.8 miles of marked trails. Hikers will immediately notice the steep elevation gain as most trails go up the 350 foot 'Big Hill.' The park and trails are beloved to locals who love the strenuous climb up the old ski slopes. At the peak, look north and you can see Boston in the distance on a clear day.

The 30-mile Warner Trail, which has a trailhead in Diamond Hill Town Park, extends to Canton, MA and is marked with white dot blazes. All other blazed trail colors correspond to the colors on the map.

Dogs: Yes. Must be kept on leash at all times; dog owners must pick up waste.

Bicycles: Yes, however mountain bikers will be glad to know there is are trails designed specifically for mountain bikers across Diamond Hill Road on the state-owned property often referred to as Diamond Hill State Park or Diamond Hill Park West. More information

Skiing/Snowshoeing: 10 miles of cross-country ski trails are available across the street. More information

Other Amenities: There are baseball field, soccer fields, and other amenities at the park.

Getting There:

Diamond Hill Road Parking Lot Trailhead

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Driving Landmarks: The parking lot for the park is on Diamond Hill Road, 0.6 miles south of the intersection with Wrentham Road (Route 121). The address is 4097 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 100 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes

Coordinates: 42° 0.155' N    71° 25.042' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


 

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