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Friday, June 7, 2013

South Hill - New Boston - 1041 Ft.

South Hill summit stump
STATE: New Hampshire
TRAIL: bushwhack
DISTANCE: 0.6 miles
HIKING TIME: 20 minutes
SEASON: Late Spring
DATE: June 7, 2013
WEATHER: 55 degrees, rain


From route 13 turn onto Meadow Rd. At 0.85 miles merge with McCollum Road and drive 0.2 miles turning left onto South Hill Rd. South Hill Rd deteriorates after 1.0 miles and becomes a class 6 road. I parked at a recently logged clearing.

MAP: (South Hill)


South Hill Road is posted private property on its western side there is a house and private property blocking a direct path to the summit however, it is my understanding that the South Hill summit is part of a Society for the Protection of NH Forests managed property making it accessible. From parking I bushwhacked in a northeastern direction a few hundred feet then adjusted my bearing a few degrees heading almost true north through mostly open woods to the South Hill summit.  The summit is not marked and there is not an obvious highpoint.  Wander the summit bump until you're satisfied that the highpoint has been touched. I considered a 3 Ft tall stump with what appeared to be barbed wire scars in it's trunk. Be considerate of the private house which can be seen a few hundred feet to your west.


Bushwhack to summit = 0.3 miles


Bushwhack to summit = 10 minutes


South Hill is an extremely uneventful peak however if you want a reason to visit other than the pure bushwhacking adventure at 1041 Ft. it is the 31st highest point in Hillsborough County. There were many signs of wildlife and I spotted a doe and fawn upon descent.

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