Signal Hill is a parcel of conserved land in Lebanon. The hill was used during the Revolutionary War as a warning signal for the British coming by lighting a fire on top of it. Super cool history.
Getting There and Parking
I got lost twice trying to find this trailhead, apparently going by it twice.
Turn onto Bank St. Ext. and right onto Hardy Hill Rd. past the Packard Covered Bridge.
Continue on Hardy Hill Rd. for one mile and turn left onto Stevens Rd. for one mile, past Eagle Ridge Road.
You’ll come to a triangular intersection where Alden Rd. and Stevens Rd. meet. Continue around the corner past Alden Rd. on your left.
Shortly past the this intersection there’s a hole in the stone wall on your left where you can pull in and park in the open grassy area.
Difficulty and Time
Walking both paths takes about an hour.
Walking just to the top of the second field to the beautiful lookup takes about 25 min. probably 30-35 min. total to the bottom.
Moderate difficulty due to stead incline for 10-15 minutes.
On the Trail
The trail begins through two hayfields. I recommend long pants as this trail has a lot of tick potential with the long grass.
There’s a steady incline for 10 minutes but views become beautiful after only five!
After ten minutes you’ll come to the treeline. You have two trail options.
At the tree line continue to through the woods to the top clearing to see views Croydon Mtn., Ascutney, and Blueberry Hill. This takes about 20 minutes.
Continue for about 3 minutes up through the hayfield to the first summit. There’s a beautiful view of the mountains and houses.
I did both, option 1 on the way up and on the way back I did the other summit.
Tip: I would say this trail is not kid friendly due to the high grass and weeds (plus steep incline). This is the trail at the top of the meadow if you go through the woods.