Neutaconkanut Hill Park Loop

Providence, RI
Length: 1.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This trail is truly a hidden gem in Providence, it is the last wild forest area and highest point in the city!

Starting in the parking lot, take the paved path along the ball fields to the red Pond Trail behind the skate park. Stay to the left and you will come to the Great Stairs, when you reach the fork at the top of the stairs, go left on the blue Dropoff Trail and and left again when you reach the orange Pinnacle Trail. This will lead you to the Pinnacles, which brings you a lookout point featuring large jagged rocks that had huge spiritual significance to the Native Americans. Continue on the trail, just past the 3 old Camaros and go left on the Monument Loop Trail over a small bridge and gentle stream. This will bring you to a flat, even section of trail, over a couple small foot bridges to the Orange Trail which leads out to the Meadow and overlooks the City. This is beautiful location for a break, picnic, and some exploration. Wild flowers are abundant in the spring and summer seasons. At the overlook, continue straight down the short rocky path, and go left onto the paved road then back down to the parking lot and recreation area.

Dogs are also welcome to use this trail.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 296 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Picnic Area, Playground, Shaded Hike, Tree Climbing, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

This hill is a host to about 20 different fox families, opossums, red tail hawks, raccoons, flying squirrels, monarch butterfly, blue jay, chickadee, cardinal, pheasant, gray squirrel, rabbit, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, skunk, garter snake, mallard duck, salamander and Canadian goose. There are paved walking paths around the base of the hill, a small open field, play ground and skate park that you can explore after the hike!

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

You can access this trail head from two parking lots, one is at the Softball Field on Killingly St., and the other at the Neutaconkanut Hill Recreation Center Parking lot on Plainfield Street.

Trail Contributor

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Hello! I’m one of the Branch Ambassadors for Rhode Island. My son Maximus was born in November 2017, and we joined HiB that Spring but our branch went dormant. The following year we joined HiB again and quickly found it to be extremely valuable to our lives. We mostly hike with our dog (Knuckles) in tow so it was nice for us to get out with families who enjoy the outdoors just like us! I’m excited to keep learning and growing our branch. We hope to meet you soon!


Trail Map

Getting There

From Route 295, take exit 4 for Route 14/Plainfield Pike. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Route 14 East, the park will be on your left.