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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 near the summit
The Cross-Rivendell Trail near the summit

Route: Cross Rivendell Trail

Trail was a well packed snowshoe highway all the way to the summit. Tracks also heading northbound, likely to the north peak ledges (did not see any tracks at the AT crossing on Route 25A). No tracks heading to Smarts Mountain either.

Snowpack probably ranges from 20 to 30 inches.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, February 17, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,380'
Destination: Mt. Cube
Time Elapsed: 01:11
Trailhead Elevation: 1,380'
Summit Elevation: 2,909'
Distance: 2 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,604'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:28
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,679'


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

Looking south at Smarts Mountain from the southern Mt. Cube ledges - Click to enlarge
Looking south at Smarts Mountain 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

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. In winter 2013-14, there was a plowed turnaround area about 1/10 of a mile before the Mt. Cube section trailhead.

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