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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

Access road to the tower (closed to vehicles) is plowed. Some frozen mud this morning, as well as occasional black ice and frozen granular (nothing warranted traction). I also postholed my way over to the southeastern ledges...there's a good foot or so of snowpack. I didn't bother to go to the northern viewpoint, as I had reached my posthole quota for the day.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, March 25, 2013
Parking Elevation: 775'
Destination: Fort Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:16
Trailhead Elevation: 775'
Summit Elevation: 1,413'
Vertical Gain: 668'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:44
Hike Vertical Gain: 728'


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

The sunrise from the Fort Mountain southeast ledges - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from the Fort Mountain southeast ledges




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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