Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Eagle Cliff, Red Hill, Red Hill - South Peak, NH
Trails: Eagle Cliff Trail, Red Hill Trail, Cabin Trail, snowmobile trail, bushwhack, Sheridan Woods Trail, Scenic Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We spotted a car at the Sheridan Woods trailhead then drove over to the Eagle Cliff trailhead to start the hike. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Everything was in fine shape other than a few minor blowdowns. The snomo trail and Sheridan Woods Trail appear to have been mowed with a brush hog recently. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was a full west to east traverse of Red Hill with two good friends who I hadn't hiked with since the before times.

Aside from a few very tiny ice patches headed up to Eagle Cliff, this entire route was dry and snow-free. I carried old spikes but never needed them.

There is signage on the fire tower which is confusing and contradictory -- one sign says the tower is closed for winter and another says use caution when climbing it. A chain also suggests no public access. I know spikes aren't permitted on the tower steps so perhaps that's what this means but it could be clearer.

Shortly past the old cabin on Cabin Trail, we hopped onto the snowmobile trail which took us up toward Red Hill's South Peak. From there it was a short and very easy bushwhack to the recognized high point.

Despite the prior reputation of Sheridan Woods Trail and Scenic Trail as being overgrown and hard to follow, they were completely clear wide woods roads. The viewpoints on each trail are very overgrown though.

We started the hike in a snow shower but by the time we reached the fire tower the sun was out.  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-21 
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