|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Thompson Hill, NH|
||Thompson Hill Trail, herd path|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, December 4, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Limited parking at the trailhead (SPNHF sign) at the end of County Road in Hillsborough, shortly past a dead end sign. County Road is a smooth dirt road suitable for any vehicle. |
||Dry Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No blowdowns. The footbed is not apparent in many places (needs more foot traffic), especially the loop section which descends from the summit area, but the entire route is blazed well and has plentiful small cairns. |
||Sure, but be aware that the neighboring private property has a dog and goats nearby. |
|Lost and Found:
||A neat visit to the Hillsborough high point. Dry trail, but lots of leaves which were slippery at times. Trail starts out easy then gets into a steeper climb just past an old stone spring which has cups and pans. Terrain gets ledgier as you climb, leading to an enormous cairn and a couple of restricted views. Shortly before this cairn, a faint herd path leaves left a few hundred feet to the actual summit, which has an even enormous-er cairn. Huge. No views here. From the less enormous cairn, the trail descends and winds around the mountain to a non-descript junction with itself (didn't even notice it on the way up).|
No big vistas here, but nice open woods and lots of boulders along the way make for a pleasant 1.5 mi. walk.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.