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Little Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf
Alexandria, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Orange Trail on the way to Little Sugarloaf
Looking up the Orange Trail on the way to Little Sugarloaf

Route: Elwell Trail, Orange Trail

Trail was mostly dry and in good shape. Goose Pond wasn't as peaceful as I remember it, due to logging and camping on the far side. Still a nice loop.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Little Sugarloaf
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Sugarloaf
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, August 3, 2012
Parking Elevation: 620'
Destination: Little Sugarloaf
Trailhead Elevation: 620'
Summit Elevation: 1,002'
Distance: .7 miles
Vertical Gain: 472'
Destination: Sugarloaf
Trailhead Elevation: 1,002'
Summit Elevation: 1,370'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 580'
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,542'


The Elwell Trail trailhead
The Elwell Trail trailhead

Looking at Newfound Lake from near the summit of Little Sugarloaf - Click to enlarge
Looking at Newfound Lake from near the summit of Little Sugarloaf

Looking up the Elwell Trail on the way Sugarloaf
Looking up the Elwell Trail on the way Sugarloaf

Looking at Newfound Lake from near the summit of Sugarloaf - Click to enlarge
Looking at Newfound Lake from near the summit of Sugarloaf

Goose Pond
Goose Pond

Directions to trailhead: From Bristol, take US 3A North, then take a left onto West Shore Road. Continue right on West Shore Road when Caridgan Mountain Road branches off straight. Shortly after passing the Alexandria town line, the Elwell Trail parking lot entrance road will be on the left. The Elwell Trail trailhead is at the corner of this parking lot.

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