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Dixville Peak
Dixville, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the access road to Dixville Peak
Looking up the access road to Dixville Peak

Route: Access road

Basically drove up to the base of the actual climb of the wind farm access road, parked, and jogged up the road. There is a gate near the top that says road not for public use, as well as a no snowmobiles logo, but nothing specifically prohibiting foot use. ATV riders were checking out the towers on foot. Looks like the summit was blown up...the highest point now is a remaining ledge on the southwest side of the second wind turbine. Wouldn't want to be anywhere near that if there's ice on the turbine, though.

Roadwalk was very scenic with views to the west, south, and east. Some northwest views from near the summit as well.

Very noisy and dusty from the ATV traffic, though.



Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Dixville Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Parking Elevation: 2,760'
Destination: Dixville Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:18
Trailhead Elevation: 2,760'
Summit Elevation: 3,470'
Distance: 1.4 miles
Vertical Gain: 710'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:38
Hike Vertical Gain: 710'


Starting up the access road on foot near a pull off
Starting up the access road on foot near a pull off

Looking down the access road to Dixville Peak
Looking down the access road to Dixville Peak

Looking at the Vermont Monadnock from near the summit of Dixville Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Vermont Monadnock from near the summit of Dixville Peak




Directions to trailhead: From Route 26 east of the height of land in Dixville Notch, take a right onto West Branch (Clear Stream Road). Eventually, when passing a large open area on the right, take a right onto a road that will have power lines on it. There are a few places to pull off the road as one ascends.

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