Started my highpointing journey in my home state of RI, about a 50 minute drive from home in Westerly. Of course, this is one of the more boring high points but a short walk and snow on the ground made it a little more interesting.
This high point had a creepy vibe with all the rotting ghetto sheds around full of junk. Made me think of the Blair Witch Project. Here is an idea, lets clean the place up and install a nice summit marker (plaque, monument) and a couple high pointer benches along with a covered picnic table. The world topo labels a spot at 843 feet, but I couldn't find anything that seemed higher than the rock we all accept as the 812 foot highpoint. Why no bench mark at the rock, if it really is the highpoint? I did find two bench marks on the walk in from Hartford Pike.
Drive up. Short hike into the woods to reach the true summit.
Convinced my (non-hiker) fiancee to take a slight detour during our road trip to Cape Cod to do this highpoint with me. Easy walk / great stretch break! Thanks pumpkin!
JUST made it before dusk. The gate was open, however, was closed within the 20 minutes I was in there. The HP is only about 100m off the road along a well marked trail. Completely missed the trailhead at first as I stopped in front of the brown highway sign marking the hill. You should be looking for the white sign mounted on a wooden pole on the opposite side of the road. On the right if you are coming from CT!
Reached with partner KB. Took 15 mins. HP#4
Obviously not much to this highpoint, but it snowed a lot the night before and I was alone, so hiking was fun in the surrounding woods. HP #37!
Trailhead well signed. Stopped on my way to Providence from New Haven. Had the 'summit' to myself.
After months of training I was finally able to get to the top of Rhode Island. Fortunately my family only lives about 50 minutes away, so this was just a morning side trip during a Thanksgiving week visit.
Traveled here during a mild snowstorm and roads were dicey (almost turned back)! But regardless, park at the side of the road and then walk about 0.1 miles through the woods until you're at the highpoint. You can only see woods from the HP...
Easter Sunday drive - High point marked on road - Box at end of trail to sign log.
This is what it's all about :D
An early morning brisk walk to the summit, for my 25th official high point.
Really enjoyed the drive to get out here. Wish it was more of a hike, but it seemed risky to walk on that road.
Thankfully...I had to tinkle across the road at the top of the small hill and spotted the white sign walking out of the woods. I drove by it several times. Super easy stroll to the highpoint...even took my 76yr old mother
I took a big detour to get this one when driving from Williamstown, MA to Hartford, CT
Rainy day. Actually drove out here from Plymouth, Ma. On a NE trip to see all of the historical sites and talked gf into taking a day to bag it. Went down to Newport, RI afterwards to walk through a mansion called "the breakers", so, she ended up happy..
Exactly like this page says: walk 200 yards to the rock on the well marked path. Cairns and flags make it just that little bit summitlike. State HP#22
After hiking Katahdin the day before, this one was pleasantly uneventful: a minute-long walk down a flat grassy trail. The "summit" was nicely decorated--thanks to whoever set up the cairns and flags. :)
Did the short hike to the summit with my dad, brother, and boyfriend on the drive from Massachusetts from Rhode Island. First highpoint summited with a full cup of coffee