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Mt. Major
Alton, NH

Mt. Major as seen from North Straightback Mountain
Mt. Major as seen from North Straightback Mountain

Location mapSummary
Located near Alton Bay, Mt. Major is one of the most heavily hiked mountains in all of New Hampshire. The ledgy summit features dramatic views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Ossipee Mountains, and the White Mountains.

Summit Elevation
1,786 feet

Summit Facilities
None.

Trails
Three popular trails ascend Mt. Major from the Route 11 parking area: The Mt. Major Trail (aka Blue Trail aka Main Trail), the Brook Trail, and the Boulder Loop. There are additional connecting trails on this side of the mountain, as well as other trails ascending from Jesus Valley Road.

Trip Reports:
Click on the date for photos, timestamps, and maps.
Date of Hike Trail(s) Length Steepness Vertical
July 7, 2014 Mt. Major Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,306'
June 3, 2014 Mt. Major Trail Moderate Difficult 1,276'
May 3, 2014 Mt. Major Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,306'
March 13, 2014 Beeline Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,211'
October 11, 2013 Bypass, more Moderate Difficult 1,306'
September 23, 2013 Bayview Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,211'
August 7, 2013 Beeline Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,791'
July 20, 2013 Rock Cave Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,336'
July 3, 2013 Mt. Major Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,306'
June 4, 2013 Mt. Major Trail Moderate Difficult 1,276'
May 7, 2013 Mt. Major Trail Moderate Difficult 1,276'
April 5, 2013 Mt. Major Trail Moderate Difficult 1,276'
March 21, 2013 Mt. Major Trail Moderate Difficult 1,276'
February 10, 2013 Beeline Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,291'
June 13, 2012 Beeline Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,211'
March 19, 2012 Mt. Major Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,221'
May 26, 2011 Beeline Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,291'
March 25, 2011 Mt. Major Trail Moderate Difficult 1,221'
September 14, 2010 Crosscut Saw Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,716'
July 28, 2010 Straightback Mountain Trail, more Moderate Moderate 1,576'
July 14, 2010 Boulder Loop, more Moderate Difficult 1,241'
April 2, 2008 Brook Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,741'
March 27, 2008 Mt. Major Trail Moderate Difficult 1,276'
February 2, 2008 Mt. Major Trail, more Moderate Difficult 2,306'
December 18, 2007 Brook Trail, more Moderate Moderate 1,361'
October 22, 2007 Mt. Major Trail, more Moderate Difficult 1,877'
November 24, 2006 Boulder Loop Moderate Difficult 1,231'

More Information
- Belknap Range List




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