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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Colburn Hill
Lebanon, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Indian Ridge Trail
The Indian Ridge Trail

Route: Indian Ridge Trail, Water Tank Trail

Trails were generally dry with an occasional dusting of snow up high, as well as a few isolated icy areas (where presumably the trail could be muddy other times of the year).

I misread a local map and thought there was a viewpoint on Indian Ridge. Perhaps when Bob Dole was running for President...for the first time. Certainly some potential for a western view on Indian Ridge with some trimming. Colburn Hill is topped with a fenced of water tank, so not much to see there.

Found the trails a little confusing to navigate due to many intersections, minimalist blazing, and minimal signage.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Parking Elevation: 630'
Destination: Colburn Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:28
Trailhead Elevation: 620'
Summit Elevation: 933'
Vertical Gain: 473'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:55
Hike Vertical Gain: 673'

The Indian Ridge Trail trailhead
The Indian Ridge Trail trailhead

The water tank on Colburn Hill - Click to enlarge
The water tank on Colburn Hill

Topographic map of Colburn Hill

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 120 North from Lebanon, then take a left onto Medical Center Way (ie Dartmouth Hitchcock). Take a right onto Gile Drive, bear immediately left, then the parking lot will be on the immediate right. The Indian Ridge Trail trailhead will be downhill across the road.

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