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Amazing near-panoramic view of the Red River, 715 and 77. From the parking lot for the geological area (Tarr East) walk on the road until you see the USFS signage. If you try to cut across you will be in brambles up to your elbows. FR 175 is not terribly well maintained, and Winter or Early Spring is probably the best time of year to visit this gem. The end of the trail offers several vantage points and allows for some serious contemplation with very little interference from the outside world. The valley below is stunning in all four seasons but spring is my favorite when the trail to the viewpoint is loaded with mountain laurel.

Short Hike: 1.4 miles along FR 175, through a small glen with a pond and some beautiful wildflowers.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Chris Davis
Quartz Dren
Manchester, NH
Quartz Dren   Manchester, NH
This trail description needs some more detail. This is NOT a maintained trail, no signage, no trailhead, FR 175 is overgrown, and the length is 1.4miles one way. There is a parking area across the road from the trail, but one must pick thier way through 25 yards of trees before seeing the old FR 175. After about a mile on 175, you reach the glen. Bushwhacking is required to cross the glen, and beware of thorns that can cut/catch skin and clothes. Near the end of the trail is a decent camping area. The views are good, definitely pretty, but not completely open. A great spot for those seeking seclusion. Oct 23, 2018

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