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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 the recent three day monsoon with some areas of pooled and running water. Some wet ledge immediately above the bridge, but ledges above treeline were mostly dry. Encountered no snow or ice. A few areas of late fall foliage colors.

Chilly sunset, but neat to see the snowcapped Franconia Ridge and Presidential Range (as well as a little on Moosilauke).


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, October 27, 2017
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: 01:29
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,465'


The West Ridge Trail trailhead
The West Ridge Trail trailhead

Looking at the snowcapped Presidentials from Mt. Cardigan - Click to enlarge
Looking at the snowcapped Presidentials from Mt. Cardigan

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