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Mt. Hitchcock (South Peak), Mt. Hitchcock
Lincoln, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Ascending a logging road on the way to South Hitchcock
Ascending a logging road on the way to South Hitchcock

Route: Forest Discovery Trail, logging road, bushwhack, (South Hitchcock), bushwhack, (Mt. Hitchcock), bushwhack, logging road, Forest Discovery Trail

Discovery Trail was broken out and appeared to be barebootable.

From a bench near the height of land, we hopped onto an old logging road, which we took for some time, eventually bushwhacking to a brook crossing, then steeply up South Hitchcock. Generally there was about 1-2 feet of snow on top of a consolidated base, but some areas had an underlying crust that made breaking slow going. Though not optimal, the woods weren't overly thick.

From South, we stayed on the ridge on open woods for awhile, before getting into some thicker stuff before reaching the summit. The snow was a bit more consolidated on the ridge, making for easier trail breaking in the flatter areas. From there, we retraced our tracks back out.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: South Hitchcock
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Hitchcock
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,520'
Destination: South Hitchcock
Time Elapsed: 03:59
Trailhead Elevation: 1,520'
Summit Elevation: 3,500'
Vertical Gain: 2,050'
Destination: Mt. Hitchcock
Time Elapsed: 01:25
Trailhead Elevation: 3,500'
Summit Elevation: 3,620'
Vertical Gain: 320'
Hike Time Elapsed: 8:26
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,520'


The Forest Discovery Trail trailhead
The Forest Discovery Trail trailhead

A lack of views on South Hitchcock - Click to enlarge
A lack of views on South Hitchcock

Bushwhacking between the peaks
Bushwhacking between the peaks

Slight views from Mt. Hitchcock - Click to enlarge
Slight views from Mt. Hitchcock

Topographic map of Mt. Hitchcock (South Peak), Mt. Hitchcock


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 east from Lincoln, past Lincoln Woods and Big Rock Campground. The Forest Discovery Trail and USFS fee parking lot will be on the left soon thereafter.

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