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Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek
Jefferson, NH, Kilkenny, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the The Starr King Trail on the way to Mt. Starr King
Looking up the The Starr King Trail on the way to Mt. Starr King

Route: Starr King Trail

Trail was snow free until near the spring, where occasional ice monorail started, including an extended stretch just prior to the Starr King summit. Ice monorail resumes just off Starr King to Waumbek. Little to no snow in the woods. Microspikes were just right.

Rain held off, and even had views of the Northern Presis from Waumbek. Starr King Trail in the hardwoods featured a bunch of wildflowers - very colorful on an otherwise cloudy day.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Starr King
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Waumbek
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, March 5, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,675'
Destination: Mt. Starr King
Time Elapsed: 01:56
Trailhead Elevation: 1,675'
Summit Elevation: 3,907'
Distance: 2.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,267'
Destination: Mt. Waumbek
Time Elapsed: 00:31
Trailhead Elevation: 3,907'
Summit Elevation: 4,006'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 239'
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:21
Hike Distance: 7.2 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,628'


Starr King Trail trailhead
Starr King Trail trailhead

Looking at the foggy Northern Presidentials from near the Mt. Starr King summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at the foggy Northern Presidentials from near the Mt. Starr King summit

The Starr King Trail on the way to the Mt. Waumbek summit
The Starr King Trail on the way to the Mt. Waumbek summit

The Northern Presidentials as seen from near the summit of Mt. Waumbek - Click to enlarge
The Northern Presidentials as seen from near the summit of Mt. Waumbek

The sunset as seen through the trees near the summit of Mt. Waumbek - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen through the trees near the summit of Mt. Waumbek

Topographic map of Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 2 West from Gorham. Shortly after passing Route 115 on the left, take a right onto Starr King Road. Continue straight up the dirt road to the WMNF fee parking area and trailhead.

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