Hedgehog Ledge to Bear Hill Summit

EASY 11 reviews
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Hedgehog Ledge to Bear Hill Summit is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Allenstown, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy loop to do with the dog or friends where you’ll run into very few others. You have a couple trail options, and BBSP is a somewhat confusing web of not-well-marked trails (doesn’t help that the mountain bikers are always cutting new trails - nice to have the trails but even more confusing for newbies). I usually take ledge hill trail in (which is off Bear hill trail - see the map I added to photos). Maps can be hard to come by! Ledge trail is very cool with stone steps and huge rocks like a fairy tale forest. I always like to pop over to see Bear Hill Pond off Ferret trail, too. Particularly pretty during fall foliage. The trail heading to Bear Hill from there gets pretty wet and is hard to discern from the various logging cuts but there are some neat ant hills at the top. You can Bear Hill trail back to avoid walking the road. Watch for porcupines, especially at dusk. The hedgehog trail is erroneously named for porcupines. Be aware that this entire side of the road is open for hunting (the other side of Podunk is deer bow hunting only), so wear hunter orange whenever you’re in the park from September through early December (especially in November).

walking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

I walked this counter clockwise in direction and it’ seems to be the best way — lots of stone steps and just long enough and interesting- for a dog walk. I have mountain bikes this and they have made recent improvements to make it more mountain bike friendly. Under used more than likely won’t see a soul

mountain biking
4 months ago

hiking
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hiking
Friday, October 20, 2017

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016