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Little Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf
Alexandria, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
A walk in the dark to Little Sugarloaf
A walk in the dark to Little Sugarloaf

Route: Elwell Trail, Orange Trail

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape. A few minor patches of black ice easily avoided. A slight bit of mud in the low point of the Orange Trail.

Nice sunrise over Newfound Lake from Sugarloaf. Chilly start, but the early morning sun warmed things up as it rose.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Little Sugarloaf
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Sugarloaf
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Parking Elevation: 620'
Destination: Little Sugarloaf
Trailhead Elevation: 620'
Summit Elevation: 1,002'
Time Elapsed: 00:13
Distance: .7 miles
Vertical Gain: 472'
Destination: Sugarloaf
Trailhead Elevation: 1,002'
Summit Elevation: 1,370'
Time Elapsed: 00:18
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 580'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:26
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,542'


The Elwell Trail trailhead
The Elwell Trail trailhead

Looking at Plymouth Mountain from near the summit of Little Sugarloaf - Click to enlarge
Looking at Plymouth Mountain from near the summit of Little Sugarloaf

Looking up the Elwell Trail on Sugarloaf
Looking up the Elwell Trail on Sugarloaf

The sunrise over Newfound Lake as seen from near the summit of Sugarloaf - Click to enlarge
The sunrise over Newfound Lake as seen from near the summit of Sugarloaf

Directions to trailhead: From Bristol, take US 3A North, then take a left onto West Shore Road. Continue right on West Shore Road when Caridgan Mountain Road branches off straight. Shortly after passing the Alexandria town line, the Elwell Trail parking lot entrance road will be on the left. The Elwell Trail trailhead is at the corner of this parking lot.

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