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Little Deer Hill
Chatham, NH, Stow, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Ledges Trail
Looking up the Ledges Trail

Route: Leach Link Trail, Deer Hill Bypass, Ledges Trail, (Little Deer Hill), Frost Trail, Deer Hill Bypass, Leach Link Trail

With mediocre weather, I headed over to Evans Notch to do some exploring in the lower elevations. Starting at Stone House Road, I jogged the Leach Link Trail (generally good footing with some ups and downs) to the Deer Hill Bypass, then switched over to a walking pace for the steep Ledges Trail.

Reaching Little Deer Hill, I had decent views to the west, as the Baldfaces hadn't yet been fully engulfed in incoming fog in advance for the wet nor'easter.

For the descent, I jogged the Frost Trail back to the Deer Hill Bypass, then headed back up the Leach Link Trail.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Hike Commenced: 4:09 PM
Parking Elevation: 600'
Destination: Little Deer Hill
Ascent Commenced: 4:09 PM
Summit Reached: 4:47 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 600'
Summit Elevation: 1,090'
Vertical Gain: 680'
Hike Ended: 5:19 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:10
Hike Vertical Gain: 850'


The Leach Link Trail trailhead
The Leach Link Trail trailhead

A porcupine on the Ledges Trail
A porcupine on the Ledges Trail

Eastman Mountain, South Baldface, and North Baldface as seen from Little Deer Hill - Click to enlarge
Eastman Mountain, South Baldface, and North Baldface as seen from Little Deer Hill

Topographic map of Little Deer Hill - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113 North from Fryeburg past the Baldface Loop parking lot. Take a right onto Stone House Road. Shortly after crossing the bridge, the Leach Link trailhead will be on the right (a gated road). There is limited room to park roadside.

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