Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Diamond Peaks, NH
Trails: Dead Diamond Road, Diamond Peaks Trail, Diamond Back Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in the lot just before the gate, about .2 miles down Dead Diamond Road: room for maybe 6 cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A number of blow downs, only two of which you have to walk around and a few duck-unders also no big deal. There was one pine tree blowdown that is lying right on the trail And hiding the path, but if you have good trail sense, you realize that is where you need to go next. On the return trip, you don’t really notice it! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Mosquitos were alive and well when we got out of the car but nowhere to be found when we returned! A few black flies along the trail but they didn’t bother us. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 2.2 mile roadwalk to the trailhead is scenic: open marshy fields with views of surrounding peaks, a nice wooden bridge after passing a hunter/snowmobile check in station crosses the Diamond River which you walk along and above much of the way to the trailhead. When you arrive at the Dartmouth Management Center and its cabins, you’ll see a sign for the Diamond Peaks Trail to you right. From here on, you’re in the woods on a fairly well travelled and faintly blazed (yellow) trail. It varies from flat to moderate to steep and back again, several times over the next 1.1 mile. At about 2.5 miles from the car, at the top of the first short steep climb, there is a short side trail to Alice’s Ledge which continues straight then left. It’s also marked with a yellow blaze So we mistakenly went there first: nice views. Back to the col, we found the main trail which had turned sharp right. We followed this up and down to several ledge views (Linda’s Ledge, not sure which one was ‘hers’!) then descended to the sign for the Diamond Back Trail which goes slightly right and up to a knob. A blowdown hides the fact that the trail continues past it and up and down the ridge line to the highpoint, just left of the trail. The trail goes another 10 yards to a view with a survey marker. We bushwhacked about 15’ to the highpoint, took a picture, then headed back down the trail and road to our car. Fun hike!  
Name: Lady B and Italian 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-07 
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