NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the cliffs portion of the Eagle Cliff Trail
Route: Eagle Cliff Trail, (Eagle Cliff), Eagle Cliff Trail
Though I had done a sunrise hike before work, the nice weather drew me back outside for a brief sunset hike. Having not been to Eagle Cliff in over a year, it felt like a worthy destination.
After parking just barely off the road due to the snowbanks, I quickly set foot up the Eagle Cliff trail on Microspikes. The slushy spring snow made things a bit slow. Reaching the cliffs, I took my time climbing up the blue ice, soon reaching the upper ledges. At this point, my body reminded me it was hungry and a bit tired - time for some chocolate!
From the top of Eagle Cliff and the nearby ledges, the views were excellent - certainly a very underrated hike. After seeing a decent sunset, I decided to take the cliff bypass, pausing along the way to watching snowmobiles racing across Squam Lake.
This has to be one of the first times in awhile that I've been able to comfortably watch a sunset with just one layer on - perhaps spring is really on the way!
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The Eagle Cliff Trail trailhead on Squam Lake Road
Looking at Mt. Israel and the Sandwich Range from one of the ledges near the Eagle Cliff summit
The sunset over Squam Lake
Directions to trailhead: From Route 113 in Center Sandwich, take Squam Lake Road west. The Eagle Cliff Trail trailhead is just around the corner from where Squam Lake gets close to the road for the second time. Parking available alongside the road.
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