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Frenchs Ledge
Plainfield, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The blue trail to Frenchs Ledge
The blue trail to Frenchs Ledge

Route: Blue trail, French's Ledges Trail

Trails were snow free and mostly dry.

Took the shortest route to the peak, which meandered around some marshes and ledges. Blue Trail may be a good one to avoid during mosquito season.

Surprisingly fantastic views from the summit dome - nearly 360 degrees. Excellent looks at Ascutney, Okemo, Killington, peaks to the north, and nearby Croydon. Would be an excellent summit for a sunrise or sunset.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Frenchs Ledge
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, April 25, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,210'
Destination: Frenchs Ledge
Time Elapsed: 00:12
Trailhead Elevation: 1,210'
Summit Elevation: 1,370'
Vertical Gain: 200'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:28
Hike Vertical Gain: 240'


The blue trail trailhead on Columbus Jordan Road
The blue trail trailhead on Columbus Jordan Road

Looking southeast at Croydon Mountain from Frenchs Ledge - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast at Croydon Mountain from Frenchs Ledge




Directions to trailhead: From Route 120 in Meriden, take Main Street west, then take a left onto Colby Hill Road (crossing a covered bridge). Take a left onto Columbus Jordan Road. The blue trail trailhead and small parking area will eventually be on the left shortly after passing a field on the left.

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