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Conservation Commission
New London, New Hampshire 03257

Trails

  Pleasant Lake High Trail

Trail Number:  25  Trail Length:  2.7 Miles (one way) 
Difficulty:  Moderate   Trailhead GPS:  
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  Trail Description

The Pleasant Lake High Trail (in purple on the map) starts at Whitney Brook Road along with the Cook Interpretive Loop Trail. The trail ascends following along several of the trails on the Cook property. It is blazed with a combination of orange trapezoids and green circles.  Shortly after passing over the mountain view point, the High Trail branches to the left from the Cook Interpretive Loop Trail, (flagged with pink).  The Pleasant Lake High Trail then ascends about 90 feet, then descends 170 feet to Deming Pond. The trail then ascends 480 feet in 0.7 miles to its highest point near the New London - Wilmot town line. It follows along the town line descending 200 feet in 0.9 miles to the Webb Forest Interpretive Trail just below the intersection with the Wolf Tree Trail (SRKG) at the New London - Wilmot town line. The trail, indicated in purple on the map, is 2.7 miles long. This trail, when combined with the Langenau Forest Trail, provide a one-way hike of 3.8 miles between parking areas with a net vertical rise of nearly 500 feet. The elevation profile for Pleasant Lake High Trail starts at Whitney Brook Road and provides the mileage to the intersection with the Webb Forest Interpretive Trail.

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  Trail Map

Pleasant Lake High Map

Photos

Pleasant Lake High Trail

Intersection to Pleasant Lake High Trail
Photo by Bob Crane

Pleasant Lake High Trail

View of Pleasant Lake from High Trail
Photo by Bob Crane

Pleasant Lake High Trail

View of Mt. Kearsarge from High Trail
Photo by Peter Brodeur

Pleasant Lake High Trail

View of Pleasant Lake from High Trail
Photo by Peter Brodeur