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Mt. Chocorua, Bald Mountain
Tamworth, NH, Albany, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Skull Cairn Trail
The Skull Cairn Trail

Route: Old Mail Road, Skull Cairn Trail, Hammond Trail, Liberty Trail, (Mt. Chocorua), Liberty Trail, Hammond Trail, bushwhack, (Bald Mountain), bushwhack, Hammond Trail

Old Mail Road was generally dry. Skull Cairn Trail was fairly easy to follow if one has the ability to follow herd paths. Officially abandoned, but judging by prints, clipping, etc., still actively used, presumably by locals. Crevasse scramble was fun. Swamp near the top was mostly dry. Scramble not too far above that was wet, so a little tricky.

Liberty Trail had some wet ledge, but otherwise was dry. Windy conditions on the summit, so only a few dozen people hunkered down.

Hammond Trail was generally dry. Followed a herd path out to the Bald Mountain ledge. Lots of blueberries on Hammond and on Bald.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Chocorua
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Bald Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: August 6, 2017
Parking Elevation: 600'
Destination: Mt. Chocorua
Time Elapsed: 03:46
Trailhead Elevation: 600'
Summit Elevation: 3,474'
Vertical Gain: 2,954'
Destination: Bald Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:33
Trailhead Elevation: 3,474'
Summit Elevation: 2,140'
Vertical Gain: 100'
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:39
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,104'


The Bolles Reserve trailhead on Scott Road
The Bolles Reserve trailhead on Scott Road

The Liberty Trail
The Liberty Trail

Looking the Three Sisters (left) from Mt. Chocorua - Click to enlarge
Looking the Three Sisters (left) from Mt. Chocorua

The Hammond Trail
The Hammond Trail

Looking at Mt. Chocorua from Bald Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Chocorua from Bald Mountain




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 north from West Ossipee. Shortly after passing Chocorua Lake, take a left onto Scott Road (very small sign, large boulder on the right side of Route 16 at the junction). Head down the dirt road. The Hammond Trail mini parking lot and trailhead will be on the right.

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