NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The eastern loop trail to Bald Mountain
Route: Forest Road 438, unknown trail, (Bald Mountain), unknown trail, Forest Road 438
Loop trail was mostly dry and in good shape. A couple of minor mud patches on east side of loop. Good directional view toward Newfound Lake and the Spanish Imposition (Groton Wind) from the summit. Always neat to go through the old farmstead on the way down. Decent foliage colors on the drive up and in a few places on the loop, but still not yet peak.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Forest Road 438 gate at the end of Cook Hill Road
Looking southwest at Kearsarge, Ragged, and Tenney from near the summit of Bald Mountain
The pasture on the western loop trail
Directions to trailhead: Take I-93 to Exit 28, then take Route 49 West. Take a left onto US 3 South. Almost immediately thereafter, take a right onto Old Daniel Webster Highway. Shortly thereafter, bear right onto Ellsworth Hill Road. Eventually, with a northern view on the right, take a left onto Mason Road. Eventually reaching a three way junction with Chandler Hill Road, take a right onto Cook Hill Road. Forest Road 438 starts at the end of this road. There is minimal room for parking adjacent to the gate.
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