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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 down the road to Fort Mountain
Looking down the road to Fort Mountain

Route: Access road, (Fort Mountain), access road

Gated access road is kept plowed during the winter, so this is a great place for injured folk to do a short bareboot hike.

Over a foot of snowpack in the woods with a breakable crust - snowshoes would be a very good idea if venturing off the plowed road.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, February 28, 2014
Parking Elevation: 775'
Destination: Fort Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 775'
Summit Elevation: 1,413'
Vertical Gain: 648'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:02
Hike Vertical Gain: 658'


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

Looking at Mt. Kearsarge from Fort Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Kearsarge from Fort Mountain

The sunset from Fort Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunset from Fort Mountain




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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