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Farnum Hill, Farnum Hill (North Peak)
Lebanon, NH

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

Route: Foliage View Trail, Aspinwall Ridge Trail, bushwhack, (Farnum Hill), bushwhack, Aspinwall Ridge Trail, Robert Leavitt Trail, Aspinwall Ridge Trail, (Farnum Hill North Peak), Aspinwall Ridge Trail, Foliage View Trail

Trails were snow free and mostly dry. A few small patches of avoidable mud.

Did a brief bushwhack from the height of land on the trail on south peak to what seemed to be the highpoint (general vicinity of an airport beacon). Slight directional view from the powerline there, but otherwise nothing to see on that peak. Seems the land immediately south of that was posted.

Nothing to see on Middle Peak as well. North Peak had an airport beacon on the highpoint, from which there were narrow but good views of Mt. Ascutney.

Mellow trails with decent footing. Still some ice on some small ponds tucked in near south peak.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Farnum Hill (South Peak)
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Farnum Hill (North Peak)
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, April 25, 2014
Parking Elevation: 940'
Destination: Farnum Hill (South Peak)
Time Elapsed: 00:21
Trailhead Elevation: 940'
Summit Elevation: 1,336'
Vertical Gain: 436'
Destination: Farnum Hill (North Peak)
Time Elapsed: 00:30
Trailhead Elevation: 1,336'
Summit Elevation: 1,230'
Vertical Gain: 270'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:13
Hike Vertical Gain: 766'


The Foliage View trailhead
The Foliage View trailhead

Slight views from near the summit of Farnum Hill - Click to enlarge
Slight views from near the summit of Farnum Hill

The Robert Leavitt Trail on the way to the north peak
The Robert Leavitt Trail on the way to the north peak

Looking southwest at Ascutney from the north peak of Farnum Hill - Click to enlarge
Looking southwest at Ascutney from the north peak of Farnum Hill




Directions to trailhead: From Exit 19 of I-89, take US 4 west, then take a left onto Poverty Lane. Take a left onto Foliage View Road. Take a left onto Rolling Ridge Road. The Foliage View Trail trailhead is at the junction of Rolling Ridge and Maple Hill. There is limited room to park on the side of the road.

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