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Mt. Prospect
Holderness, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the trail to Mt. Prospect
Looking up the trail to Mt. Prospect

Route: Unknown trail

With a significant hike planned for the following day, I decided to take it easy. Seeing blue sky over the Squam Lake region on an otherwise cloudy (yet forecasted sunny) afternoon, I headed over to Holderness.

With the nice footing of the unnamed trail to Mt. Prospect, I took advantage of the cool temperature and jogged to the summit. After signing in on the summit register, I headed down to the northeastern viewpoint. Previously I had stopped at the first slight ledge - this time I continued just beyond it and came to a much nicer view point with 180 degree views.

Again taking advantage of the nice footing, I jogged back to the trailhead.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, September 17, 2010
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Mt. Prospect
Time Elapsed: 00:25
Trailhead Elevation: 1,080'
Summit Elevation: 2,064'
Distance: 1.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,019'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:17
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,159'


The trailhead on Mt. Prospect Road
The trailhead on Mt. Prospect Road

Looking over the Squam Range toward the lakes from the northeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint - Click to enlarge
Looking over the Squam Range toward the lakes from the northeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint

Topographic map of Mt. Prospect - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: From Meredeth, take Route 25 west, then take a right onto Route 175 north. Just prior to the 175A junction, take a right onto Mt. Prospect Road. After passing Prospect Ridge Road on the right and dipping down a bit, the road climbs and soon turns to the left. The trailhead is on the right (two granite columns laying on their side). There is some room to park on the side of the road next to the trailhead.

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