Hartford Pike (Route 101), Foster
In typical Little Rhody fashion, the highest point in our state is a mere 812 feet above sea level and access to it is a quick walk through the woods with hardly any elevation gain! Still, reaching the highest point in Rhode Island grants a certain degree of accomplishment and could be the start of your family’s highpoint adventures. Believe it or not, Jerimoth Hill was once considered one of the more difficult high points in the country to reach because it was surrounded by privately owned land. Since December 2011, Jerimoth Hill has been owned by the State of Rhode Island, and access is available from dawn to dusk daily. However, the land adjacent to the highpoint is still privately owned, so please stay on the trail and be respectful of property owners.
Length: less than 0.4 mile
Difficulty: easy for kids
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
Note: fluorescent orange requirements apply for all users during the hunting season (learn more)
Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the Summit Post website.