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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Oak Hill, NH
Trails
Trails: Tower Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room for 10ish cars on Shaker Rd. Lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one. Great dog trails 
Bugs
Bugs: a few 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hiked this local trail today up the Tower Trail to the firetower. There is a trail that comes off the back side of the tower that connects to the Tower Trail which we use as a loop. The trail is cleared and blazed and has been used for some time but today we found the upper end partially blocked with blowdowns (man made not natural falls) and the lower end which rejoins Tower Trail was VERY blocked with blowdowns (again not natural but man made). Has this trail been closed?


After my post yesterday I received this information from the trail maintainer for Oak Hill in Concord.

I am one of the trail maintainers at Oak Hill.

As I understand it, the situation is that the land around the
summit of Oak Hill is privately owned, and the land owners would like there
to be just one trail to the summit (the trail under the power lines). The
old, closed trail should be left alone, and hopefully have the
vegetation grow back in over time.


1) Yes, the old summit trail is officially closed, and
2) Significant parts of both that old summit trail, and the
official summit trail run on private land, owned by the same people, and
3) The property owners would really like people to use the trail
under the power lines, and allow nature to take its course on the old
trail, and
4) The Concord city trail maps have been updated
recently,reflecting
that people should only use the official summit trail under the
power
lines.

In general, a fair amount of the Concord trail system is built on
private property, and continued permission to keep and maintain
trails on private land depends on us behaving well, which includes
sticking to the trails the property owners gave us permission to use.

Please stick to the official trails (as indicated on the City of
Concord trail maps), and run ideas for new trails by the trail
committee first.
 
Name
Name: Krobi 
E-Mail
E-Mail: robisho at comcast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-01 
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