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Prospect Mountain, Durgin Hill
Freedom, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Bucknell Trail on the way to Prospect Mountain
Looking up the Bucknell Trail on the way to Prospect Mountain

Route: Bucknell Trail, (Prospect Mountain), Scarboro Ridge Trail, bushwhack, (Durgin Hill), Scarboro Ridge Trail

On a wet Sunday, I decided to take part in work on a new trail in eastern New Hampshire. Using the private Bucknell Trail, we reached the summit of Prospect Mountain, then headed north on the work-in-progress Scarboro Ridge Trail. While there wasn't much to see in terms of views on this day due to the weather, the trail promises to be quite scenic.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Prospect Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Durgin Hill
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, July 26, 2009
Hike Commenced: 11:16 AM
Parking Elevation: 620'
Destination: Prospect Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 9:03 AM
Summit Reached: 10:02 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:59
Trailhead Elevation: 620'
Summit Elevation: 1,482'
Distance: .9 mile
Vertical Gain: 862'
Destination: Durgin Hill
Ascent Commenced: 10:04 AM
Summit Reached: 2:07 PM
Time Elapsed: 04:03
Trailhead Elevation: 1,482'
Summit Elevation: 1,466'
Vertical Gain: 774'
Hike Ended: 2:30 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:14
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,636'


Looking into the fog from Prospect Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking into the fog from Prospect Mountain

The under-construction Scarboro Ridge Trail between Prospect Mountain and Durgin Hill
The under-construction Scarboro Ridge Trail between Prospect Mountain and Durgin Hill

Hazy views from Durgin Hill - Click to enlarge
Hazy views from Durgin Hill

Topographic map of Prospect Mountain, Durgin Hill - Click to enlarge


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