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Haverhill, NH, Benton, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Black Mountain Trail
Route: Black Mountain Trail
I found the trailhead to be a bit confusing, as the first sign showed parking and the trail in different directions. As such, I parked a bit down the road, then walked past the sign, only to find out that indeed both the trail and the parking area were straight ahead.
The first portion of the trail was basically a wood road walk. After crossing a brook, the trail eventually became more interesting, passing through some nice hardwoods. The footing was generally quite good.
I took extra time to explore the summit ledges, including following a faint herdpath to the north that emptied into even nicer ledges.
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The Black Mountain Trail trailhead
Looking at Mt. Moosilauke from the Black Mountain summit ledges
Directions to trailhead: From Route 116 in Benton, take Howe Hill Road south. The Black Mountain Trail trailhead and parking area are located just beyond the last house on the road.
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