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Eagle Cliff Forest



The Eagle Cliff Trail leads to Eagle Cliff, a rocky overlook with views of Squam Lake. A more ambitious hike beyond Eagle Cliff will bring you to the Red Hill Fire Tower lookout.

Eagle Cliff commands one of the finest views in the Squam Lakes Region. The view northwest to east-northeast encompasses most of Big Squam Lake and its many tiny islands, along with the formidable Squam Range looming above and behind. On the opposite shore, the twin hills of the Rattlesnakes are visible, as well as the summits of Mts. Morgan and Percival. Looking further to the east, the high peaks of the Sandwich Range appear rugged and majestic over the town of Sandwich. The huge south-facing ledge on Mt. Whiteface is visible just to the left of the hulking mass of Mt. Passaconaway, and further east the rocky spire of Mt. Chocorua rises abruptly over the lowlands of Tamworth. To the northwest, Mt. Cardigan and its fire tower can be seen in the distance.

Help us care for this property by following these guidelines during your visit:

  • This property is open dawn to dusk
  • Carry out all trash
  • Dogs must remain under control and owners must pack out all dog waste
  • No motorized wheeled vehicles
  • No camping
  • No Campfires
  • Hunting and fishing are allowed
  • Leave natural and cultural features undisturbed
Allowed Activities
Dog Walking
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Seasons of Availability

Additional Information

Parking Details

A hiking trail maintained by the Squam Lakes Association runs over this property, offering nice views of Squam Lake. There is no designated parking area or kiosk at the Eagle Cliff Forest. Parking for the Eagle Cliff Trail, which traverses the property, is along Bean Road, where there is a sign specifically for the trail. Look for a wide shoulder on the east side of the road just north of where Bean Road passes between a red farmhouse and barn. The Eagle Cliff trail sign is slightly below the level of the road. The Forest Society does not plow or guarantee access to this property or its parking areas during the winter.


Open dawn to dusk

Visitor Use Guidelines

Full list of use guidelines available HERE

Winter Access

Please note that this property may be difficult to access in winter due to winter roadside parking bans and/or unplowed parking areas.