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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Durgin Hill
Freedom, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Scarboro Ridge Trail on the way to Durgin Hill
Looking up the Scarboro Ridge Trail on the way to Durgin Hill

Route: Scarboro Ridge Trail, (Durgin Hill), Scarboro Ridge Trail

Hoping to get some trail work in before an incoming thunderstorm, I headed up from the north, over Durgin Hill and beyond. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get much done, as thunder started a good hour or two before expected. As was the case a few days earlier, the deer and black flies were brutal.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Hike Commenced: 3:36 PM
Parking Elevation: 880'
Destination: Durgin Hill
Ascent Commenced: 3:36 PM
Summit Reached: 4:00 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:24
Trailhead Elevation: 880'
Summit Elevation: 1,466'
Vertical Gain: 591'
Hike Ended: 5:34 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:58
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,222'

Green Mountain as seen from Durgin Hill - Click to enlarge
Green Mountain as seen from Durgin Hill

Topographic map of Durgin Hill - Click to enlarge

Directions to trailhead: To get to the northern trailhead, take Moulton Road north from Freedom. Eventually at T intersection, take a right onto Rice Hill Road (labelled as Cold Brook Road on some maps). Shortly after passing over a height of land (a house will be on the left), the northern trailhead of the Scarboro Ridge Trail will be on the right - a grassy road. There is limited room to park roadside.

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