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Mt. Randolph
Randolph, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The overgrown Four Soldiers Path
The overgrown Four Soldiers Path

Route: Four Soldiers Path, Crescent Ridge Trail, Underhill Path

Nice to explore in a new area, but probably a one and done due to the overgrown nature of the trails and minimal views (some manicuring could result in excellent views). I made the brilliant decision to wear shorts.

Four Soldiers Path from Pond of Safety Road to Crescent Ridge was unpleasant with mud hidden by grass/weeds. Clearcut area was hard to follow due to lack of blazes and no obvious path. Slab at contour at first, then there's a diagonal route into mixed woods. Didn't notice any blazes in this section for descent.

Crescent Ridge Trail was generally dry and a bit brushy in a few places.

Underhill Path was muddy and overgrown in the lower elevations, but better marked than Four Soldiers and generally in better condition.

Also did the short roadwalk down to Pond of Safety at the end, which was neat to see.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, July 30, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,840'
Destination: Mt. Randolph
Time Elapsed: 01:10
Trailhead Elevation: 2,180'
Summit Elevation: 3,081'
Vertical Gain: 1,101'
Hike Time Elapsed: 2:31
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,501'


Four Soldiers Path eastbound from Pond of Safety Road
Four Soldiers Path eastbound from Pond of Safety Road

Slight views of Mt. Adams from near the summit of Mt. Randolph - Click to enlarge
Slight views of Mt. Adams from near the summit of Mt. Randolph

Pond of Safety
Pond of Safety

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