Diamond Hill Mountain Bike Trail

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Diamond Hill Mountain Bike Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cumberland, Rhode Island that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
629 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

snow

2 days ago

Used to go as a kid and it’s so much fun to walk on hills, see beautiful wildlife, great scenery!

13 days ago

So much of this once beautiful place has fallen in disrepair. lots of trash around where haunted hill is done as well as along the blue trail to the top. vigorous climbing up if your looking for some leg work!

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice place to hike, but the trails/paths are NOT marked and there are many. Right from the start, we were continually wondering which way to go. Luckily we had Map My Walk going on the cell phone which helped us find our way back to the very nice parking area at the head of the trail. With some trail markings, this would be an excellent place to hike.

hiking
2 months ago

If it wasn’t for the app we would had taken a very different route. The trail wasn’t marked at all. To start it you have to go between private property.

trail running
3 months ago

Great 2.5 mile trail run up and around the ski area. This is a cool property and the hills make it a nice aerobic workout. The geology is interesting too, really nice white quartz everywhere and some impressive cliffs on the south side. Get out and do this, it's awesome!

nature trips
3 months ago

If your a rock hound you can find some cool milk quartz crystals. youll find this behind the baseball fields. the trail map that was given is actually across the street behind the ice cream machine.

hiking
4 months ago

After reading the reviews for this hike and attempting the hike as described by Alltrails, i think its important to note, The Diamond Hill trails are not those trails mapped out here. The Diamond Hill hike is in Diamond Hill Town Park. If you follow the directions alltrails provides here you are actually across the street from Diamond Hill. In a network of unorganized trails.. The town however has provided a pretty good map online for the park and hill (across the street). There are a few networks of marked trails here. Once you get the hang of them this is a pretty fun hike although short. Some of the old tow line gear can still be seen at the top of the hill, that i think is 343 ft, not the 630ft as described here. Happy Trails!

hiking
6 months ago

Not a fan of all the “extras” they have set up all the time, ie halloween/Christmas decorations.

Easily marked and lots of paths

hiking
7 months ago

It’s important to note that we didn’t do the park trail loop, but rather made our way up to the top of Diamond Hill via the trail on the other side of Diamond Hill Road. It was about 1.5 miles to get from the parking lot to the top and back. There was about 4 inches of new snow on the ground. It was beautiful and a lot of fun. We started out by going straight up the hill via the old ski run and then made our way to the hilltop using the trails. We had our kids with us, one of whom is 6 yrs old, and they all did just fine. We’ll return in the spring to check it out sans snow, too! Definitely our favorite hike in Rhode Island, so far.

walking
8 months ago

I didn’t hike the trail prescribed instead I climbed Diamond Hill itself. There’s some nice views from the top. The scrabble over the rocky ledges is fun. Only a few remnants remain of the ski areas that were once here.

9 months ago

Fun, challenging trail after auspicious beginning through a junkyard to get to trail head. 5 stars if it had been marked. Good hills.

trail running
9 months ago

No map. No markings. The businesses and residents living around the trail head have posted “private property” and “no trespassing” signs around the start making it hard to identify where you can actually go. Trails lead into private property. Mountain bike trails are not listed online and if you accidentally take one they can lead you to jumps, very steep drops or no where at all. Unless you are from the area or are with someone who is I would not recommend coming here.

hiking
10 months ago

Not able to find the actual trailhead and, as others have said, trails are not well marked. Did lots of backtracking as the trails just seem to stop...one of them appeared to dead end in someone's backyard.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

This place would be so nice if the trails were marked! Loved the incline, but most trails are. It kept clean....lots of tall grass. After an hour of trying to stay on the AllTrails map, we kept getting lost and figured it would be best to head back.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Due to lack of blazes had to use my GPS to navigate. I really didnt enjoy that at all. The way back was easier due to less bike paths crossing the hiking trails.It was a nice walk. No great or even ok views. Disappointed. Nice enough walk thru the woods.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trails weren't blazed very well.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Great hike... great hills

Friday, March 03, 2017

It was a steep climb, but it was impossible for me to stay on one trail. I would follow blue and the next time I saw a marker it was yellow, then pink.

snowshoeing
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sunday 1/8/17 decided to go SnowShoeing with a friend at Diamond Hill. The Town did a wonderful job marking the trails, there are now "marked trails" at Diamond Hill. We ended up on the pink trail till it just seemed to end, looked like it was the back of someone's yard, we weren't sure if we were on private property so we turned around and went back. We did about 4.16 miles on the trails, lots of good hills to get the heart pumping. Would like to explore more. I would believe the trails back there would lead to Joe's Rock in Wretham?

Friday, December 30, 2016

Explored most of the trails back in August. Surprising elevation on the higher trails, which I enjoyed. Great view from the top. Some trails are not well marked, some trails end because of surrounding neighborhood development in the area.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

The trails provide a lot of options to suit a lot of different skill levels.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

I agree with several earlier reviews that the trails are not very well marked in many places. Still, it's pretty tough to really get lost -- and the diversity of terrain (and difficulty levels) and natural beauty still make this a well-deserved repeat hike! Overall, perhaps, a "moderate" rating may be appropriate: but there are many -- many! -- sections that are very challenging, both up and down. I strongly advise bringing good trekking-hiking poles with you, and plan to take periodic breaks along the way. (I also don't recommend hiking this when the temperatures are in the mid-90's with high humidity. . . learn from my dumb mistake!)

walking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

No markings, mostly up hill tough coming down with all the rocks bring a walking stick and it will help

Monday, June 27, 2016

trail not clearly marked

Monday, June 13, 2016

Totally could not find the actual trailhead. We ended up finding one at the state park across the road from where it was supposed to be. It's a lovely area, and we got delicious ice cream afterward. But very difficult to find and follow.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Beautiful day. Mountain bike race happening, made it challenging to hike with small children. Trailhead and signage lacking.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Not terrible, not great....an ok short hike. The condition of the park and trail is fair, the summit unclear and unspectacular, and the old ski-slope alternate descent a mess. I brought 3 little boys here on their second introduction to hiking, and the only thing that made any impression was the batman logo graffiti painted on one of the rock walls.

hiking
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

This was a great hike on a beautiful Sunday morning. I reached the summit and had a great view. There were no crowds. I will be back!

mountain biking
Sunday, September 23, 2012

This trail is an extremely short rout that leads you to the top of an old and unused ski slope. It is difficult to amuse your self here if you mearly follow the designated path, I highly recommend exploring some side paths and looking for features near the trail for entertainment. To get you started, if you read the review below and are able to find the steep descent back to the parking lot, i know of a neat jump located on the left most tree line. So, once you are about to descend, slow up and scan for the jump, it is not very concealed. Good luck and enjoy

hiking
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Located in the northeast corner of Rhode Island in the town of Cumberland this 475 hill with a 270 elevation gain has several trails on its slopes. The southern terminus of the 36 mile Warner Trail is located here. Today people hike and mountain bike its trails. The Diamond Hill Trail follows the Warner Trail from the parking lot along a wooded footpath with rock ledges to the east and wetlands on the west side of the trail before climbing along a loose rock covered cart path to the summit. Several rock out crops offer fine views to the south west and east. The Diamond Hill Trail leaves the Warner Trail and heads down a grassed ski slope area back to the parking lot.

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