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Braley Hill, Tinkham Hill
Alexandria, NH, Danbury, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Heading toward Braley Hill on a snowmobile trail
Heading toward Braley Hill on a snowmobile trail

Route: Snowmobile trail, bushwhack, access road

The western side of these peaks is heavily posted (possibly due to the Wild Meadows Wind Farm proposal). We found a snowmobile trail on the north and encountered no posted signs.

Initially it started in a somewhat grassy field with some minor mud, but soon entered the woods and switchbacked its way up the northern slope of Braley Hill. From near the height of land on it, just east of Braley, we bushwhacked to the viewless summit, then down to the col, where we picked up a muddy road, then took a left at the height of land in the col. There were some slight views over the tree tops from the cleared summit of Tinkham (test tower as been removed).

We then returned to the col, headed east on the road in the height of land in the col, then took the first left thereafter to return to the snowmobile trail. Not including the bushwhack, the distance from Washburn Road to Tinkham Hill via the snowmobile/access road route was about 2.75 miles one way.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Braley Hill
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Tinkham Hill
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Parking Elevation: 640'
Destination: Braley Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:27
Trailhead Elevation: 1,720'
Summit Elevation: 2,170'
Vertical Gain: 470'
Destination: Tinkham Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 2,170'
Summit Elevation: 2,330'
Vertical Gain: 320'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:30
Hike Vertical Gain: 870'


The snowmobile trail crossing
The snowmobile trail crossing

A lack of views on Braley Hill - Click to enlarge
A lack of views on Braley Hill

The Tinkham Hill access road
The Tinkham Hill access road

Mt. Cardigan as seen from near the summit of Tinkham Hill - Click to enlarge
Mt. Cardigan as seen from near the summit of Tinkham Hill

Topographic map of Braley Hill, Tinkham Hill


Directions to trailhead: A snowmobile trail crosses Washburn Road, just east of the four corners.

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