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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, (Fort Mountain), access road

Plowed access road was plowed and barebootable. A little bit of ice on it, but generally enough of a grip to not pose a problem.

Venturing off the road is another story, though. One to two inches of snow are covered with a generally breakable crust...however there are random sections that are not breakable. As a result, without light traction, one can fall and go sliding very easily. I ended up putting on Microspikes to get back to the road from the southern view ledges.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, January 5, 2015
Parking Elevation: 775'
Destination: Fort Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 775'
Summit Elevation: 1,413'
Vertical Gain: 648'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:50
Hike Vertical Gain: 728'


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

The Boston skyline as seen from Fort Mountain - Click to enlarge
The Boston skyline as seen 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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