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About


Mt. Cardigan
Orange, NH

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

Route: West Ridge Trail

Trail was wet from overnight (and heavy early morning) rain. No snow or ice on the trail this evening (a few minor patches nearby up high). Mild temperatures, but strong winds on the summit.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, November 18, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,760'
Destination: Mt. Cardigan
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 1,760'
Summit Elevation: 3,155'
Distance: 1.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,430'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:23
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,465'


The West Ridge Trail trailhead
The West Ridge Trail trailhead

Looking at Newfound Lake from Mt. Cardigan - Click to enlarge
Looking at Newfound Lake from Mt. Cardigan

The sunset as seen from Mt. Cardigan - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from Mt. Cardigan

Topographic map of Mt. Cardigan


Directions to trailhead: Take Burnt Hill Road up to the green Cardigan Mtn post next to the access road gate. If access road is closed, park across the road from the gate; otherwise, there is parking at the picnic area.

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