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Mt. Cube
Orford, NH

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

Route: Cross Rivendell Trail

Lower half of the trail was mostly dry and in good shape. The upper half of the trail had quite a few minor mud patches and some wet ledge.

Brisk conditions on the summit. The North Peak Side Trail was better maintained than I remember it from a few years ago. Didn't get the full extent of those views tonight due to the fog, but had a neat sunset on the south ledges whilst the fog was dropping.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,380'
Destination: Mt. Cube
Time Elapsed: 00:45
Trailhead Elevation: 1,380'
Summit Elevation: 2,909'
Distance: 2 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,604'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:32
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,679'


The Cross-Rivendell trailhead on Baker Road
The Cross-Rivendell trailhead on Baker Road

Looking west at Killington and Pico from the southern Mt. Cube ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking west at Killington and Pico from the southern Mt. Cube ledges

The sunset from the southern Mt. Cube ledges - Click to enlarge
The sunset from the southern Mt. Cube ledges

Topographic map of Mt. Cube


Directions to trailhead: From Route 25 in Wentworth, take Route 25A west. Shortly after driving past Mt. Cube, take a left onto Baker Road. The Cross Rivendell Trail will eventually cross the trail, with the Mt. Cube section being further up the road. There is limited room to park next to the trailhead.

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