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Bald Mountain
Campton, NH

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
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.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 22, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,670'
Destination: Bald Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:20
Trailhead Elevation: 1,670'
Summit Elevation: 2,204'
Distance: 1.25 miles
Vertical Gain: 594'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:42
Hike Vertical Gain: 674'


The Forest Road 438 gate at the end of Cook Hill Road
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 - Click to enlarge
Looking southwest at Kearsarge, Ragged, and Tenney from near the summit of Bald Mountain

The pasture on the western loop trail
The pasture on the western loop trail

Topographic map of Bald Mountain


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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