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About


Mt. Cardigan
Alexandria, NH, Orange, NH

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

Route: Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Clark Trail, (Mt. Cardigan), Clark Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Holt Trail

(Attempt) at a sunset hike - storm clouds to the northwest ended up blocking what would have otherwise been a tremendous display.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Cardigan
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, June 30, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,392'
Destination: Mt. Cardigan
Time Elapsed: 01:04
Trailhead Elevation: 1,392'
Summit Elevation: 3,155'
Distance: 2.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,850'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:04
Hike Distance: 5.2 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,940'


The Holt Trail trailhead
The Holt Trail trailhead

Mt. Kearsarge as seen from Mt. Cardigan - Click to enlarge
Mt. Kearsarge as seen from Mt. Cardigan

Slight sunset colors around Killington and Pico as seen from Mt. Cardigan - Click to enlarge
Slight sunset colors around Killington and Pico as seen from Mt. Cardigan




Directions to trailhead: From Bristol, take Route 3A North briefly, then take a left onto Bristol Hill Road. Eventually bear left onto Plummer Hill Road, then take a left onto Thissell Road, then take a right onto Town Pond Road. Town Pond Road eventually joins Mt. Cardigan Road. Mt. Cardigan Road becomes Shem Valley Road at a sharp turn - go straight on it. Parking is located across from the AMC facility. One can also find the AMC Lodge with more ease from Alexandria by following the AMC Lodge signs.

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