Lovell - Pine Hill Road and Route 25

Lovell, New Hampshire, US


Pine Hill Road and Route 25

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 100 fpm
Max Gradient 142 fpm

River Description

The Lovell River drains Ossipee Mountain along with several surrounding mountains. It usually runs when everything else is too high.

The entire run is 6 miles long, however there are several easy access points allowing you to break up the trip into smaller more manageable (or the most hairy) segments.

From Route 16, drive up Pine Hill Road, then continue on Conner Pond Rd. Put in by a snowmobile trail bridge up Pine Hill and Conner Pond close to where three streams come together hopefully providing enough water for a decent run. The river here runs along the road providing easy access for rescue.

A second access point can be found three-quarters of a mile down stream at Conner Pond and Bean Pond Road at 43.7712N/71.2394W. At this point the river branches away from the road and into the woods.

A third is another three-quarters of a mile down-river where Pine Hill Road meets Conner Pond Road at 43.7750N/71.2282W. The river again starts to follow the road here.

A fourth access point is a mile-and-a-half downriver where Chapel Road branches off Pine Hill at 43.7858N/71.2073W. The river here branches off deep into the woods making access a very difficult and long trek.

The lower take-out is on Route 16 near next to a golf course.

Gradient and lengths of each segment are:
Snowmobile Trail Bridge to Bean Pond Rd 0.7 miles long 98 foot drop (142 ft/mi).
Bean Pond Rd to Conner Pond Road 0.7 miles long 75 foot drop (107 ft/mi).
Conner Pond Rd to Chapel Road 1.46 miles long 200 foot drop (137 ft/mi).
Chapel Road to Rt 16 Golf Course 3.1 miles long 220 foot drop (71 ft/mi).

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-08-01 04:18:07


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2391 days ago)
Mark LacroixDetails
On August 28th, 2011 Hurricane Irene struck New England. The resulting floods caused extensive
damage throughout the region, the worst in over 100 years. More than half the rivers in Vermont and
northern New Hampshire recorded their highest flow levels ever. Many roads, guardrails, power
lines, bridges, trees and other debris now litter several rivers throughout the region. River beds
have been scoured and changed course, many new strainers make navigation problematic at best and
downright dangerous at worse. Please realize that the river description you see here may not match
current situation after the floods. Use common sense and when in doubt scout especially on blind
drops. Also, if you run this river in the next year or so please comment on its navigability, even
if there are no problems this will be very helpful. Please report any new strainers or changes to
the rapids that will impact future boating. Thank you,

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