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Barber Mountain
Grafton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Open woods on the way up Barber Mountain
Open woods on the way up Barber Mountain

Route: Logging roads, bushwhacks

I hopped into the woods not too far from the quasi-four way junction and followed some old logging roads for a bit. I then ascended to the ledges from the west in mostly open woods.

Fantastic views from the open ledges near the highpoint. While I found a plaque, a summit sign, a firepit, and occasional cairns, I found no evidence of any trail or herd path - I even walked the circumference of the summit ledges. There are logging roads on the south and east side that show up in the aerial imagery, however they were grown in with prickers and had no sign of any foot traffic.

Considered going over to Melvin as well, but didn't have enough daylight.

Leaves are mostly down.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,449'
Destination: Barber Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:31
Trailhead Elevation: 1,450'
Summit Elevation: 2,166'
Vertical Gain: 741'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:20
Hike Vertical Gain: 791'


Looking at Cardigan, Orange, and Crane from the Barber Mountain ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking at Cardigan, Orange, and Crane from the Barber Mountain ledges

Early sunset colors from Barber Mountain - Click to enlarge
Early sunset colors from Barber Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From Danbury, take US 4 west, then take a right onto Turnpike Road. Take a right onto Wild Meadow Road. Take a left onto Gifford Hill Road.

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