Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Peak Above the Nubble, NH
Trails: Haystack Road, logging road, herd path, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: As of Sunday May 12th Haystack Road is still closed. Adds approx another 1.7 miles each way 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No crossings  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple blowdowns between The Nubble & Peak Above the Nubble 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Haystack Road still closed. Adds another 1.7 miles each way to the hike for a total around 8 miles. Trail is easy to follow from the logging gate 304A. A small cairn at the sand dunes indicates where you turn right for the start of the bushwhack. The path is easy to follow through the young growth (although it does get thick). Once the forest opens up, it turns into more of a "choose your own adventure". There was a slight herd path visible, yet it does kind of come & go. Due to the shape of the mountain, you just really have to go UP. There was no sign to mark The Nubble summit, but once you are on the height of the land, a herd path to the left leads you to a sweet lookout on a ledge with a view of the PATN. Retrace your steps for a minute from the ledge/lookout and you will see a distinct herd path headed straight for the PATN. This path was very easy to follow, with some blowdowns along the way, but nothing you cant get around. The Peak Above the Nubble had a great view from another ledge looking out to Mt Washington & the Presies. Trail was pretty dry, with a little mud, but nothing too wet. There were only a few patches of snow left, but ultimately things have cleared out. Following the way back was quite simple. All in all a nice hike in the woods! Didn't see one person, or the tracks of anyone else, which leads me to believe we may have been the first ones there after the snow melted.  
Name: The Trail Widow 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-15 
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