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Mt. Roberts
Moultonborough, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the icy Mt. Roberts Trail
Looking down the icy Mt. Roberts Trail

Route: Mt. Roberts Trail

After hiking Kearsarge North Mountain, I decided I had enough time to head down to Mt. Roberts and do some ice storm cleanup work on the trail. Arriving at the trailhead, I could see it was still very much a nice, blue sky day.

Since I was racing daylight, I tried to get as much trail clean up done as I could prior to reaching the summit, slowing my pace. I found the ledge walk to be particularly beautiful, as the ice offered a neat contrast against the lake backdrop.

The views from the summit were much better than I've been accustomed to - a white Mount Washington lighted up the horizon, making for great scenery.

The descent was particularly colorful - shortly after passing the ledges, the horizon started to gain color. Reaching the spur trail to a knob, I realized I was well timed to see the sunset. Sure enough, I ended up seeing a nice sunset there and was able to get beautiful colors for the duration of the hike.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, December 13, 2008
Hike Commenced: 1:30 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,240'
Destination: Mt. Roberts
Ascent Commenced: 1:37 PM
Summit Reached: 3:04 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:27
Trailhead Elevation: 1,250'
Summit Elevation: 2,582'
Distance: 2.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,407'
Hike Ended: 4:34 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:57
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,582'


Mt. Roberts Trail trailhead near the horse barn
Mt. Roberts Trail trailhead near the horse barn

Looking at Mt. Washington from the Mt. Roberts summit. - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from the Mt. Roberts summit.

The sunset as seen from the knob near the Mt. Roberts Trail - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from the knob near the Mt. Roberts Trail

Sunset colors as seen from the road near the Mt. Roberts Trail trailhead
Sunset colors as seen from the road near the Mt. Roberts Trail trailhead

Topographic map of Mt. Roberts - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 109 South from Route 25. Bear left onto Route 171. Shortly thereafter, take a left onto Ossipee Park Road. The small hiker parking lot is located just after the gatehouse, on the right. Continue on the road on foot, taking a left at the intersection. The Mt. Roberts Trail trailhead is located at the corner of the field near the barn.

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