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Fort Mountain
Epsom, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the road to Fort Mountain
Looking up the road to Fort Mountain

Route: Access road

While we had hoped to get in a sunset hike, the forecast didn't quite work out, as clouds built in throughout the day. The access road walk up Fort Mountain was dry and fairly easy going. Along the way, we checked out a nice northern viewpoint (near where the road goes through a col), and then an excellent southern ledge vista (faint herd path not too far from the summit).

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, April 18, 2011
Parking Elevation: 775'
Destination: Fort Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 775'
Summit Elevation: 1,413'
Vertical Gain: 668'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:33
Hike Vertical Gain: 728'


The beginning of the access road to Fort Mountain
The beginning of the access road to Fort Mountain

Looking toward the Belknaps from the northern viewpoint below the Fort Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
Looking toward the Belknaps from the northern viewpoint below the Fort Mountain summit




Directions to trailhead: From US 202 east of Concord, take Route 28 south. Take a left onto Short Falls Road. Bear right at a five way junction onto New Rye Road. Take a left onto Swamp Road. Take a left onto Mountain View Road. Bear right at the next junction, then head around a left curve. The access road (no vehicles allowed) will be on the right shortly thereafter, with utility poles heading up it.

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