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.
The trail to the Page Hill ledges
Even though it was a fairly crummy day weatherwise, I had a hankering to get outside and get some exercise. While I had thought about heading south, I didn't feel like doing the driving or hiking around sunset without sunset colors. Thus, Page Hill seemed like a good option.
The old road to the viewpoint was fairly dry. Unfortunately, there's a significant (though on the ground, so easy to step over) blowdown partway up that's too big for my saw to remove. Hopefully someone is able to remove this, as I'd hate to see this road/trail fade into oblivion.
After reaching the highpoint of the knob near the viewpoint, I stumbled upon what I suspect was the engine for the rope tow of the long lost, but not forgotten Page Hill ski area.
While the views weren't breathtaking due to the cloudy weather, they were nonetheless strong, ranging from the Sandwich Dome to the Kearsarge North Mountain.
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Trailhead to Page Hill on Page Hill Road
Looking north-northwest at Mt. Chocorua and Chocorua Lake from near the Page Hill summit
Directions to trailhead: Take Page Hill Road west from Route 16 in Chocorua. Toward the end of the high point of this road, on the left side there is a break in the stonewall and an old dirt road through it. There is some room to park on Page Hill Road's right hand shoulder.
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