Do you ever hear of a trail and think, I will get to it someday and it goes on a list of “to do’s. Today all I was thinking about was going for a sunset hike after dinner. Of course all the mountains I was thinking of faced east. Then my husband said, “doesn’t High Five have a good view?” A friend of mine has been telling me about High Five for a while and I have not gone yet. This was the perfect night to do so.
From the Society of the Protection New Hampshire Forest Website, to access to the property is from the south via Sky Farm Road in Deering. From the town of Hillsborough, take Route 149 East for 1.6 miles and then take a slight right onto Old County Road. Follow this road for 4.2 miles and then turn right onto Sky Farm Road. The property is located on the right after 0.8 miles. Parking is only available along the shoulder of the road. You will see a green gate and property sign. Please remember not to block the gate.
You walk up an old road that is mostly grassy.
After the first quarter of a mile to come to an open field with beautiful wildflowers and a view of Crotched Mountain.
As you continue up the trail you come to an open field with amazing views. To the north we could see Kearsarge and the White White Mountains.
To the west we could see the new windmills in Antrim and various ridge lines.
To the southwest you can see Mt Monadnock.
It was only 4/10’s of a mile to the top, making it an easy with some of the most stunning views in Southern New Hampshire.
There are also many beautiful wildflowers to enjoy.
A small bench and plenty of grass to lay out a blanket. Watch out for ticks and bugs as they are plentiful.
Not only are the views amazing the sunsets are pretty spectacular.
This short walk is a must do.