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Mittersill Peak, Cannon Mountain
Franconia, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Mittersill-Cannon Trail on the way to Mittersill Peak
Looking up the Mittersill-Cannon Trail on the way to Mittersill Peak

Route: Mittersill-Cannon Trail, Short Trail

Mittersill-Cannon Trail is marked with rebar mounted blazes, blazed ledge, blazed trees, and a few blazed cairns. Trail was generally dry, with the exception of the very bottom and an area on the Ravine ski trail. Generally good footing (especially on a section of Mittersill trail that was not ripped up by the state a few years ago) with the exception of some actively eroding areas (due to machine usage). Also saw some mountain bike tire prints.

Top of the trail is very confusing, as there is a rope across it with a sign saying hiking is prohibited (even though there is a painted cairn within sight of it).

Fantastic foliage colors on the lower half of Mittersill.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mittersill Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Cannon Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,855'
Destination: Mittersill Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:36
Trailhead Elevation: 1,870'
Summit Elevation: 3,617'
Vertical Gain: 1,747'
Destination: Cannon Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:16
Trailhead Elevation: 3,617'
Summit Elevation: 4,100'
Vertical Gain: 645'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:50
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,529'


The Mittersill-Cannon Trail trailhead
The Mittersill-Cannon Trail trailhead

Looking down the Mittersill-Cannon Trail
Looking down the Mittersill-Cannon Trail

Looking at Scarface, Big Bickford, and Eagle Cliff from Mittersill Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at Scarface, Big Bickford, and Eagle Cliff from Mittersill Peak

Looking down the Mittersill-Cannon Trail on the way to Cannon Mountain
Looking down the Mittersill-Cannon Trail on the way to Cannon Mountain

Big Bickford, Eagle Cliff, and Mt. Lafayette as seen from the Cannon Mountain observation tower - Click to enlarge
Big Bickford, Eagle Cliff, and Mt. Lafayette as seen from the Cannon Mountain observation tower

Topographic map of Mittersill Peak, Cannon Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take I-93 North to the Cannon Mountain Peabody Slopes exit. Continue past the Cannon entrance, taking a left at the Mittersill sign. There are multiple parking areas on the left a fraction of a mile down this road. The Mittersill chairlift is located at the back of these lots. The Mittersill-Cannon Trail starts next to the chairlift.

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