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Howe Peak
Shelburne, NH

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

Route: Shelburne Trail, bushwhack

First part of the Shelburne Trail was a gravel road walk, followed by a regular trail. From the col, we followed the ridge, occasionally picking up the abandoned Kenduskeag Trail segment. Some boggy areas, some ledgy areas with cairns.

Excellent views from the ledges at and around the summit of Howe Peak. Plenty of black flies too.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Howe Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Parking Elevation: 850'
Destination: Howe Peak
Time Elapsed: 03:03
Trailhead Elevation: 850'
Summit Elevation: 2,966'
Vertical Gain: 2,266'
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:56
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,416'


The Shelburne Trail trailhead
The Shelburne Trail trailhead

A pool near the logging road portion of the Shelburne Trail
A pool near the logging road portion of the Shelburne Trail

Looking at the Moriahs from near the summit of Howe Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Moriahs from near the summit of Howe Peak

Directions to trailhead: Take US 2 east from Gorham and the Appalachian Trail. The forest road leading to the Shelburne Trail will eventually be on the right with a hiker sign. There is a small parking lot at the trailhead gate.

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