Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Riley Mountain - 1443 Ft - Hillsborough NH

STATE: New Hampshire
TOWN: Hillsborough
DESTINATION: Riley Mountain
ELEVATION: 1443 feet
SUMMIT COORDINATES: N43 05.554', W71 56.300'
TRAIL: Bushwhack
DISTANCE: 0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 510 feet
HIKING TIME: 45 minutes
SEASON: Fall
DATE: November 25, 2007

PARKING: From route 202/9 in Hillsborough turn onto 2nd NH Turnpike and follow it for 0.40 miles. Just after the stone arch bridge turn right onto Barden Hill road and follow it 1.1 miles to Inchscape circle. Park at the cul-de-sac between houses.

USGS QUAD: USGS Hillsborough Quad

MAP: (Riley)


DESCRIPTION:

From the cul-de-sac on Inchscape circle enter the woods and ascend in a southwesterly direction 0.45 miles to the summit. The woods were relatively open (in November) with a easy to moderate incline. The summit isn't marked however did contain a small stone fire ring.

TRAIL DISTANCES:

HIKING DISTANCES
DESTINATION
DISTANCE TOTAL DIST.
parking - Riley summit 0.45 miles 0.45 miles
Riley summit - parking 0.45 miles 0.9 miles

HIKING TIMES:

HIKING TIMES
DESTINATION
TIME TOTAL TIME
parking - Riley summit 25 minutes 25 minutes
Riley summit - parking 20 minutes 45 minutes

NOTES / COMMENTS:

Riley mountain is less than a mile from my previous home and my first bushwhack. It's 1443 foot elevation isn't substantial for NH standards but the 550 foot prominence makes it the 17th highest mountain in Hillsborough county and the 465th highest in New Hampshire. The summit was marked with a man made fire ring and I found no other markings.

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