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Perimeter Trail

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4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer loop
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 364' 111 m
Descent: -362' -110 m
High: 276' 84 m
Low: 141' 43 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Rebekah Gaudreau

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Marked by yellow blazes this is a combination single/doubletrack trail around the main perimeter of Stratham Hill Park.

Rebekah Gaudreau

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Overview

This is a great loop in Stratham Hill Park. There are many interior trails to extend the length of this route. This main Perimeter Trail has four major climbs (Jewel Hill, Long Hill, and Stratham Hill with two climbs) and comes in at 4.6 miles. Run this in either direction! Blazes are yellow paint on multiple trees at approximately eye level.

Need to Know

Trail markers are yellow and are on trees at about eye level. The trail is on a mix of public and private land. There are yellow and black signs on trees indicating when you are entering private land areas. Dogs are allowed off-leash in the park areas and are supposed to be on leash in private areas. Private areas ARE open for hunting in the fall by private owners so wear orange during that time period.

Runner Notes

These trails are open to runners, hikers, dogs, and mountain bikers.

Description

The yellow-blazed Perimeter Trail consists of multiple trails to form the main loop. It is a mix of singletrack and double-wide paths with some challenging climbs. There are several offshoot trails available as well if you are wanting to extend your run or add various loops. The views from the top of the fire tower on Stratham Hill include Great Bay and Mount Washington on very clear days. There are some rocks/roots throughout, but for the most part the trail is an enjoyable run.

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The great trail running fun does not end with winter. Bring the snowshoes or microspikes.
Jun 30, 2017 near Stratha…, NH
Tote Road Trail.
Jul 21, 2017 near Stratha…, NH
The source of the name of this trail
Jul 21, 2017 near Stratha…, NH
Look for the red marker with white arrows to stay on this trail (see tree left), not the red paint
Aug 5, 2017 near Stratha…, NH
Short bridge on the Father and Son Trail.
Aug 5, 2017 near Stratha…, NH

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