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Mt. Whiteface
Albany, NH, Sandwich, NH, Waterville Valley, NH

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

Route: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, (Mt. Whiteface), Rollins Trail, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Blueberry Ledge Cutoff, Dicey's Mill Trail

With some rain approaching on the radar, I decided to stay nearby and try and get a hike in before the rain.

Though the hike started out under blue skies, fog quickly moved in from the east (odd). While there were some mosquitoes near Quimby Hill, the bugs weren't much of a problem upon reaching the Blueberry Ledges.

The scramble ledges above the Wiggins Trail were a bit wet. I had my last glimpse of views from these ledges, as clouds soon overtook the upper elevations.

After reaching the highpoint, I went back to the south peak view ledges for awhile, unsuccessfully waiting for views. Back on the Blueberry Ledge Trail, I waited about halfway down the scramble ledges and was treated to some short glimpses to the east.

Not wanting to deal with the flooded portion of the Blueberry Ledge Trail down low, I took the (slippery) Blueberry Ledge Cutoff, eventually connecting with Dicey's Mill Trail.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Hike Commenced: 7:51 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,140'
Destination: Mt. Whiteface
Ascent Commenced: 7:51 AM
Summit Reached: 9:58 AM
Time Elapsed: 02:07
Trailhead Elevation: 1,140'
Summit Elevation: 4,020'
Distance: 4.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,055'
Hike Ended: 12:59 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:08
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,290'


The Blueberry Ledge Trail trailhead at Ferncroft
The Blueberry Ledge Trail trailhead at Ferncroft

Looking over the clouds at Belknap Mountain and Gunstock Mountain from near the top of the Blueberry Ledge Trail - Click to enlarge
Looking over the clouds at Belknap Mountain and Gunstock Mountain from near the top of the Blueberry Ledge Trail

Pale Corydalis along the Blueberry Ledge Cutoff trail
Pale Corydalis along the Blueberry Ledge Cutoff trail

Topographic map of Mt. Whiteface - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113A to Wonalancet, then take Ferncroft Road. The trailhead (the road) and parking lot are both on the right next to the pasture.

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