Foster, Rhode Island: Highest Point in Rhode Island

Jerimoth Hill is 812 ft. high, Rhode Island's highest point. A cantankerous property owner once made this small protuberance a no trespassing zone -- but visits are now welcomed.
Address:
Hartford Pike, Foster, RI
Directions:
I-395 exit 93 in Connecticut. Hwy 101/Hartford Pike east 5.5 miles. On the south side, look for the small sign to the trail.
Hours:
Daily 8 am - 6 pm
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Jerimoth Hill sign.

Highest Point in Rhode Island

Incredibly disappointing!

[Lisa Schultz, 08/18/2015]

Highest point in Rhode Island.

Highest Point in Rhode Island

A bit underwhelming to say the least.

[Lisa Schultz, 06/18/2015]

Still, no one in your party died summiting.

Jerimoth Hill.

Formerly Most Inaccessible Highest Point in the U.S.

"Highpointers" are people who like to visit geographic high points, such as those of individual states. Although the highest point in Rhode Island -- Jerimoth Hill -- is a mere 812 feet above the sea, it was for years considered the most difficult to visit, a far greater challenge than even Mt. McKinley in Alaska. This was because the man who owned the only access to Jerimoth Hill -- his driveway -- was, frankly, sick of all the highpointers. Signs were posted, motion sensors were installed, threats were issued, violence was reportedly used. U.S. highpointers seemed doomed to forever have an empty check-box next to Rhode Island.

There is a "Jerimoth Hill: State's Highest Point" sign out on the road, but this is not the actual highest point, and therefore unacceptable to dedicated highpointers.

Happily, the property was sold to a more understanding owner in 2005. A path to the highest point -- a small rock outcrop -- has been created. Although it is still private property, it is now open on weekends from 8 to 3.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/10/2007]

Sept. 2014: Photo added.

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