Jerimoth Hill

Rhode Island

Jerimoth Hill

Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island's highest point, is a rock in the woods.

For years, Jerimoth Hill was known for its restricted access. Previously, it was open to the public only a few times a year, and there were instances of landowners taking extreme measures against unauthorized visitors. Since Brown University acquired it in 2012 and transferred ownership to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management in October 2014, access has become much more visitor-friendly.

The area around Jerimoth Hill is scenic, characterized by lush trees and tranquil lakes. The summit is a prominent rock located 200 yards from the road--a brief walk that takes less than five minutes and involves an elevation gain of ten feet.

Access Point

Navigate to R6XC+M7 Foster, Rhode Island.

Located roughly an hour south of Boston, Jerimoth Hill is accessible via Rhode Island Route 101. From I-395, take the exit for Route 101 near East Killingly, Connecticut. Follow Route 101 East, pass a small lake at the foot of a large hill, and look for a small sandy parking area on the left at the hill's crest. The highpoint is directly across the road. In 2005, the Highpointers Club constructed a short trail from the parking area to the summit.

Recommended Route

Follow The Highpoint Trail.

Walk from the parking area straight to the summit rocks.


Public access to the summit is available 24 hours per day. But since there are private properties nearby, please be quiet and respectful when visiting.


How long does it take to reach the summit of Jerimoth Hill?

The hike is brief, taking less than five minutes from the parking area on flat terrain.

Is Jerimoth Hill suitable for all ages and skill levels?

A: Yes, Jerimoth Hill suits hikers of all ages and skill levels, including families with children.

Are pets allowed on the hike?

Yes. Please keep pets on a leash and ensure they do not disturb the natural habitat or other visitors.

Is there a fee or permit required to hike Jerimoth Hill?

There is no fee or permit required to hike Jerimoth Hill. The area is open to the public, and access is free.

What is the best time of year to visit Jerimoth Hill?

You can visit Jerimoth Hill year-round. However, the spring and fall offer pleasant weather and scenic beauty, making these times particularly enjoyable.

Are there restroom facilities available at Jerimoth Hill?

A: There are no restroom facilities available at Jerimoth Hill. Visitors should plan accordingly.

Can I camp at or near Jerimoth Hill?

Camping is prohibited at Jerimoth Hill due to its small size and proximity to other properties. Nearby mountain areas like the Berkshires, the Adirondacks, or the White Mountains offer excellent alternatives.

Is the trail to Jerimoth Hill well-marked?

Yes, the trail to Jerimoth Hill is well-marked and easy to follow.

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