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Eagles Nest
Danbury, NH, Wilmot, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The herd path on the west side of Eagles Nest
The herd path on the west side of Eagles Nest

Route: Bushwhack

Eagles Nest, southwest of downtown Danbury.

I hopped into the woods north northeast of the peak on Walker Brook Road (only posting on the edge was against hunting without permission) and slabbed up to the ridge. There appears to be some logging on either side of the ridge north of the peak. The woods were generally decent, though I had to get through a few small cliff bands.

There are some tall cliffs near the summit that face south and west and have excellent views (Kearsarge, Monadnock). Also a few nicely colored trees in the valley below.

Atop one of the western cliffs, I picked up a herd path which initially headed north, then appeared to switchback under the cliffs. Presumably this goes somewhere west of the peak.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Eagles Nest
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, October 6, 2014
Parking Elevation: 920'
Destination: Eagles Nest
Time Elapsed: 00:30
Trailhead Elevation: 920'
Summit Elevation: 1,473'
Vertical Gain: 573'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:09
Hike Vertical Gain: 603'

Looking northwest from the Eagles Nest cliffs - Click to enlarge
Looking northwest from the Eagles Nest cliffs

Topographic map of Eagles Nest

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