New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Jerry Hill, Gilfillan Roack, NH
Trails: Marjory Swope Park Trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking area and kiosk on Long Pond Road, Concord, NH (Not far from St. Paul's School), four other cars were there but I met no one while hiking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails well blazed, signed and there is a map at kiosk but I just made a counter clockwise loop with and additional loop in the middle. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw no prohibitions  
Bugs: not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I had a couple hours to kill between appointments in Concord and decided a good way to kill an hour was to go for hike nearby at the Swope Park. I followed Blue/Gray blazes to the right (not the new Red Connector trail go straight and then right) and followed the path to the overlook of Long Pond/Penacook Pond and then took a left on a Yellow Blazed trail over top of Jerry Hill and past the old tower footings. I then went Right again past Gilfillan Rock--I climbed around on the rock and looked at the other markings on top too. The Outlook towards Pats Peak, Crotched and even Monadnock could be seen. I thought about heading back but I decided to go right again and go down and up over the top of Jerry Hill again. From here I went left and was back on the blueish/grayish blazes back to the car. I am guessing all this was at most maybe 2 miles, love it this time of year when the trees have no leaves. Good thing to do if you have time to kill in Concord.  
Name: Nordic Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-19 
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