NE 4,000 Footers
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NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Butterworth Trail
Route: Butterworth Trail, (East Rattlesnake), Ridge Trail, (East Rattlesnake), Butterworth Trail
With mediocre weather and limited time, I went for a quick jog up a somewhat new-to-me trail. Starting at Metcalf Road, I slowly jogged my way up the twisty Butterworth Trail, keeping my eye out for blazes marking many short switchbacks. Due to wet leaves and a lack of energy, I found my progress to be slow on this never overly steep trail.
After reaching the wooded summit, I continued down the Ridge Trail to the viewpoint, from where I had excellent views from the Ossipees to Kearsarge, despite an extended rain event having just moved through.
Once again due to the wet leaves, the descent was a slow jog as well.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Butterworth Trail trailhead on Metcalf Road
Looking at the Ossipees and Red Hill from the East Rattlesnake vista
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113 East from Holderness. Shortly after passing the Col Trail, take a right onto Metcalf Road. There is minimal roadside parking within a few hundred feet of the Butterworth Trail trailhead, which will be on the right.
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