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Eagle Cliff
Sandwich, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Eagle Cliff Trail cliffs section
The Eagle Cliff Trail cliffs section

Route: Eagle Cliff Trail, (Eagle Cliff), Eagle Cliff Trail, Teedie Trail, roadwalk

With plenty of daylight remaining after a hike in the Squam Range, I stopped over to Eagle Cliff for a second hike.

Starting at the trailhead, I did some light bushwhacking, then attempted to scramble up a cliff that didn't want to be climbed. After wasting time on it, I went around it, back onto the trail, up the cliffs portion of the trail (a bit icy), then to the upper Eagle Cliff ledge.

From there, I jogged up to the height of land, then down to the Teedie Trail. The Teedie Trail appeared to be a bit mellow than the Eagle Cliff. In addition, it had some decent views through the trees with the leaves down. At the bottom of that trail, I jogged the road back to the Eagle Cliff trailhead.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Eagle Cliff
Length: Easy
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, December 4, 2010
Hike Commenced: 2:48 PM
Parking Elevation: 580'
Destination: Eagle Cliff
Ascent Commenced: 2:48 PM
Summit Reached: 3:09 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:21
Trailhead Elevation: 580'
Summit Elevation: 1,270'
Distance: .6 miles
Vertical Gain: 695'
Hike Ended: 3:38 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:50
Hike Vertical Gain: 950'

The Eagle Cliff Trail trailhead on Squam Lake Road
The Eagle Cliff Trail trailhead on Squam Lake Road

Looking at Mt. Israel from one of the ledges near the Eagle Cliff summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Israel from one of the ledges near the Eagle Cliff summit

The Teedie Trail
The Teedie Trail

Topographic map of Eagle Cliff

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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