FranklinSites.com Hiking Guide
Home

States
 Colorado
 Connecticut
 Maine
 Massachusetts
 New Hampshire
 New York
 Rhode Island
 Utah
 Vermont

 View All

Lists
 NE 4,000 Footers
 NE 100 Highest
 NH 4,000 Footers
 NH 100 Highest
 NH 52 With A View
 NH Belknap Range
 NH Ossipee 10

Links
Search

Trail Conditions

Trip Log
 Sunrises
 Sunsets


About


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 Starr King Trail
Looking up the Starr King Trail

Route: Starr King Trail

Full snowcover, snowshoes roundtrip. The snow got a little soft during the day, as evidenced by some postholed sections and frozen granular (generally in the hardwoods) this evening. Areas that don't get much sun didn't soften up today and remain packed powder/unpacked powder/drifts. I would expect this to get pretty soft with the warmer temps arriving later tomorrow. Wearing snowshoes will be a courtesy, as well as a good idea for safety due to the deep snowpack along the ascent in the softwoods, as well as portions of the ridge (some areas with blazes just above the snowpack, and the trail signs near the summit are at or just above the snowpack).

Some nice unique views courtesy the snowpack, including toward Cabot/Terrace from adjacent to the Starr King highpoint.

Nice sunset from Starr King and beautiful alpenglow.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Parking Elevation: 1,675'
Destination: Mt. Starr King
Time Elapsed: 01:17
Trailhead Elevation: 1,675'
Summit Elevation: 3,907'
Distance: 2.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,267'
Destination: Mt. Waumbek
Time Elapsed: 00:28
Trailhead Elevation: 3,907'
Summit Elevation: 4,006'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 239'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:06
Hike Distance: 7.2 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,628'


The Starr King Trail trailhead
The Starr King Trail trailhead

Looking at Terrace Mountain from Mt. Starr King - Click to enlarge
Looking at Terrace Mountain from Mt. Starr King

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

The looking at the Presidentials from the viewpoint near Mt. Waumbek - Click to enlarge
The looking at the Presidentials from the viewpoint near Mt. Waumbek

The sunset from Mt. Starr King - Click to enlarge
The sunset from Mt. Starr King

Alpenglow on the Starr King Trail
Alpenglow on the Starr King Trail

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 2 West from Gorham. After passing Route 115 on the left, Starr King Road is on the right. The Starr King Trail parking lot trailhead will be at the end of this road, though it is not typically plowed in winter.

Back to Mt. Starr King Profile
Back to Mt. Waumbek Profile




Copyright 2002-2018, All Rights Reserved.
www.FranklinSites.com