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.
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.
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The start of a logging road off Talcott Road
Looking west at Newfound Lake from the northern peak 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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