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Saddle Hill
Meredith, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Open woods on the way up Saddle Hill
Open woods on the way up Saddle Hill

Route: Bushwhack

Another poor weather forecast, so I stayed local and bushwhacked through open woods up to the summit of Saddle Hill. While there were decent directional Lakes Region views from near the summit, I found much better views a bit west of the summit, courtesy a recently logged area. Views ranged from southern New Hampshire to the White Mountains.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,000'
Time to Trailhead: 00:04
Destination: Saddle Hill
Time Elapsed: 00:09
Trailhead Elevation: 1,070'
Summit Elevation: 1,310'
Vertical Gain: 250'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:54
Hike Vertical Gain: 400'


The start of the bushwhack at the first height of land on Saddle Hill Road
The start of the bushwhack at the first height of land on Saddle Hill Road

Looking at Mt. Cardigan from the logged area on Saddle Hill - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Cardigan from the logged area on Saddle Hill

Topographic map of Saddle Hill


Directions to trailhead: From Exit 23 of I-93, take Route 104 east. After a few minutes, take a right onto Sinclair Hill Road. Bear left/straight onto Pinnacle Hill road at two junctions. Pinnacle Hill Road will become Edgerly School Road. In winter, Saddle Hill Road is not plowed. There is minimal space to park on the side of Edgerly School Road at the sharp left turn/junction with Saddle Hill Road.

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