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Bog Mountain
Wilmot, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Bog Mountain Trail
The Bog Mountain Trail

Route: Bog Mountain Trail

In hiking Bog Mountain for the first time earlier in the month, it was quickly added to the sunset hike rotation.

Starting from the Stearns Road trailhead, I managed to jog only a few hundred feet, prior to needing to stop and put on Microspikes due to ice. A short while later, I resumed jogging to the summit, generally over dry ground, but nonetheless over some ice as well.

After following the faint herd path to the summit, I returned to the ledges for the beginning of the sunset. While at first it looked like the clouds may obscure it, they ended up contributing to a great display.

After watching the long display, we headed down, needing headlamps for the final fraction of a mile.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, November 29, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:48 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,210'
Destination: Bog Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:31 PM
Summit Reached: 3:49 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:18
Trailhead Elevation: 1,205'
Summit Elevation: 1,787'
Distance: 1.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 602'
Hike Ended: 5:16 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:28
Hike Vertical Gain: 637'


The Bog Mountain Trail trailhead on Stearns Road
The Bog Mountain Trail trailhead on Stearns Road

Mt. Sunapee as seen from the Bog Mountain ledges - Click to enlarge
Mt. Sunapee as seen from the Bog Mountain ledges

The sunset as seen from the Bog Mountain ledges - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from the Bog Mountain ledges

Topographic map of Bog Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Wilmot, take Route 4A northwest, then take a right onto Stearns Road. Shortly after passing a boggy area, the Bog Mountain Trail trailhead will be on the right. There is a small pull off for parking on the left, just uphill from the trailhead.

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