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Trip Log


Bald Hill
Marlow, NH

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

Route: Sands Trail, McIntire Trail, Gage Trail

Saw the sign for this (Bald Mountain Preserve) on my way back from a business meeting last week, so I decided to stop in while passing through today.

The Gage Trail is sort of an old woods road. The McIntire Trail wasn't well travelled or easy to follow. The Sands Trail was pretty fun, as it weaves up through the ledges (passing by some rock climbing areas) to the summit.

Decent directional views into Vermont from the Sands Trail. Also a directional view just past the summit on the McIntire Trail.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Hill
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,170'
Destination: Bald Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:13
Trailhead Elevation: 1,220'
Summit Elevation: 1,625'
Vertical Gain: 425'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:31
Hike Vertical Gain: 445'

The Sands Trail trailhead
The Sands Trail trailhead

Looking toward Vermont from the Bald Hill ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking toward Vermont from the Bald Hill ledges

Directions to trailhead: From Route 9 in South Stoddard, take Route 123 North. The Bald Mountain Preserve roadside parking area will be on the right shortly after passing through Marlow village.

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