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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.
The trail to Mt. Prospect
The trail to Mt. Prospect

Route: Unknown trail

From the road to the first viewpoint, the trail was essentially a sidewalk. Thereafter, a lot less traffic, but still generally bootable (3" on top of hardpacked base). Tracks meander a lot above that first viewpoint as well. No one had been out to the third (north) or fourth (northeast, best one in my opinion) viewpoints recently. Tracks for the loop from the highpoint back to the main trail also meander a little bit.

Snowshoes may be needed for the upper elevations if this incoming weather softens things up, while light traction might be helpful for the trail if there's some icing.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Mt. Prospect
Time Elapsed: 00:41
Trailhead Elevation: 1,080'
Summit Elevation: 2,064'
Distance: 1.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,019'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:42
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,054'

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

The sunrise from the northeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from the northeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint

Topographic map of Mt. Prospect

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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