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Peaked Hill
Bridgewater, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up a logging road
Looking up a logging road

Route: Talcott Trail, logging roads, bushwhack

Peaked Hill between Newfound Lake and the I-93 corridor.

Started from the active logging landing sort of at the end of Talcott Road (Talcott snowmobile trail), soon turning right at a partially collapsed old camp. Continued uphill through a little slash (looked like the road could be muddy), eventually hitting a better grassy woods road. Soon thereafter, I arrived at the open northern peak, which is topped with a private cabin. Fantastic views from here, ranging from Ragged Mountain, a full look at Newfound Lake, the Spanish Imposition (Groton Wind Farm), Franconia Notch, Mt. Washington, Mt. Chocorua, and the Ossipees. I didn't encounter any No Trespassing signs via this route.

From here, I continued south on some logging roads that looked to be rather wet (frozen solid today), then bushwhacked for a short while in fairly open woods to the highpoint (seemed to me to be in a rocky area), where there were only views through the trees.

I encountered essentially no snow and only minimal ice (i.e. frozen pooled or runoff water) and did not need any sort of traction.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Peaked Hill
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, December 8, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,540'
Destination: Peaked Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:33
Trailhead Elevation: 1,500'
Summit Elevation: 1,905'
Vertical Gain: 445'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:14
Hike Vertical Gain: 525'

The start of a logging road off Talcott Road
The start of a logging road off Talcott Road

Looking west at Newfound Lake from the northern peak of Peaked Hill - Click to enlarge
Looking west at Newfound Lake from the northern peak of Peaked Hill

Topographic map of Peaked Hill

Directions to trailhead: To get to Talcott Road, take Route 3A north from Bristol, then take a right onto Dick Brown Pond Road. Take a right onto Poole Hill Road. Near a height of land, take a right onto Talcott Road (may be gated). In fall 2013, one could proceed to a logging landing.

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