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Mt. Clough
Benton, NH

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

Route: Tunnel Brook Trail, bushwhack, (Mt. Clough), bushwhack, Tunnel Brook Trail

A plan B hike due to a worse-than-forecasted weather, I decided to give Mt. Clough a go. Once some rain started, I altered this plan and instead headed to Mud Pond.

On the return trip, I saw a brief break of sun, so I headed back toward the northernmost pond, then started bushwhacking. The footing was poor (lots of rocks and hidden holes) and eventually quite steep, as I worked my way around some slides.

Eventually reaching less steep terrain, the woods opened a bit, making for smoother sailing to the recognized highpoint.

After checking out some views from a blowdown patch, I descended via a northeastern drainage - decent going at first, but then poor footing as I neared the brook. Once the grades eased, I was able to push into open woods with better footing back to the trail.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, June 26, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,880'
Destination: Mt. Clough
Time Elapsed: 02:37
Trailhead Elevation: 1,880'
Summit Elevation: 3,561'
Vertical Gain: 1,861'
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:02
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,861'


The Tunnel Brook Trail north trailhead
The Tunnel Brook Trail north trailhead

Mud Pond
Mud Pond

Looking down one of the slides on the way up Mt. Clough
Looking down one of the slides on the way up Mt. Clough

A pair of moose hiding in the trees on the way up Mt. Clough
A pair of moose hiding in the trees on the way up Mt. Clough

Looking at Smarts Mountain and Mt. Cube from a blowdown patch near the summit of Mt. Clough - Click to enlarge
Looking at Smarts Mountain and Mt. Cube from a blowdown patch near the summit of Mt. Clough

Topographic map of Mt. Clough


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 west from Woodstock over Kinsman Notch. Tunnel Brook Road will eventually be on the left. The Tunnel Brook Trail starts at the far end of the road.

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