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Bacon Ledge, Round Mountain
Stoddard, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Trout-n-Bacon Trail near Bacon Ledge
The Trout-n-Bacon Trail near Bacon Ledge

Route: Shedd Hill Road, Old Antrim Road, Trout-n-Bacon Trail

In Stoddard, southwestern NH.

If you're an avid collector of ticks, this is a must. Also, if you enjoy wet, grassy snowmobile trails.

The loop includes an extended road walk (about a mile and a half), half of which is on a paved road. Kind of unsavory. Going counterclockwise from Old Antrim, it starts off as a trail, then quickly joins a woods road (muddy) for quite awhile, then becomes a proper trail again (muddy down low) as it climbs Bacon Ledge. It remains a trail (more like a blazed overgrown herd path) until it nears Trout Pond (nice spot, but the logging a few years back sort of takes away from the backcountry feel), at which point you're dumped in a large field, then navigate down to a snowmobile trail (muddy and grassy).

I could see myself doing Bacon Ledge again on its own, as there are multiple directional views, however the rest of the loop may have been a one and done.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Bacon Ledge
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Round Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time to Trailhead: 00:25
Parking Elevation: 1,541'
Destination: Bacon Ledge
Time Elapsed: 00:22
Trailhead Elevation: 1,350'
Summit Elevation: 1,960'
Vertical Gain: 450'
Destination: Round Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:10
Trailhead Elevation: 1,960'
Summit Elevation: 1,950'
Vertical Gain: 60'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:09
Hike Vertical Gain: 910'


The Trout-n-Bacon Trail trailhead on Old Antrim Road
The Trout-n-Bacon Trail trailhead on Old Antrim Road

Looking toward Mt. Kearsarge from Bacon Ledge - Click to enlarge
Looking toward Mt. Kearsarge from Bacon Ledge

The overgrown Trout-n-Bacon Trail between Bacon Ledge and Round Mountain
The overgrown Trout-n-Bacon Trail between Bacon Ledge and Round Mountain

The wooded Round Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
The wooded Round Mountain summit

Trout Pond
Trout Pond

Topographic map of Bacon Ledge, Round Mountain - Click to enlarge'


Directions to trailhead: From 9 near Stoddard, take Route 123 north, then take a right onto Shedd Hill Road. After the bridge, bear left to head uphill to the western Trout-n-Bacon Trail trailhead (not signed as such, rather just a gate with a Charles L. Peirce forest sign), or take a right onto Old Antrim Road. The southeastern Trout n Bacon Trail trailhead will be on the left after an old rock foundation, marked with a yellow cairn and a tiny arrow sign, just before a brook. There is limited room to park at either trailhead.

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