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South Uncanoonuc Mountain
Goffstown, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Incline trail on the way to the top of South Uncanoonuc Mountain
Looking up the Incline trail on the way to the top of South Uncanoonuc Mountain

Route: Incline, unknown road, (South Uncanoonuc Mountain), unknown road, Incline

After hiking North Uncanoonuc Mountain, my next stop was the nearby South Uncanoonuc Mountain. This particular peak has been compelling to me for years, as it was the location of a railroad-served ski area decades ago.

Arriving at the parking lot, which probably doubles as a beach parking area, I quickly set off up the Incline trail, which follows the old railroad grade. While never dramatically steep, it maintains a fairly consistent pitch for most of the vertical.

At the top of the Incline, I was greeted by the farm of communications towers, linked by a paved loop. The actual highpoint is fenced and off limits. Unfortunately, there wasn't much to see up there, other than a slight view thorugh some trees near a tower and a separate viewpoint near the top of the Incline trail.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: South Uncanoonuc Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, June 1, 2008
Parking Elevation: 665'
Destination: South Uncanoonuc Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 655'
Summit Elevation: 1,300'
Vertical Gain: 645'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:47
Hike Vertical Gain: 700'


The trailhead on Mountain Base Road
The trailhead on Mountain Base Road

Looking at Manchester through the trees near the summit of South Uncanoonuc Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Manchester through the trees near the summit of South Uncanoonuc Mountain




Directions to trailhead: From I-89 near Concord, take Route 13 southwest to Goffstown. Take 114 southeast briefly, before going somewhat straight at an intersection onto Mountain Road. Just short of a mile, Mountain Road bears left. The small parking area is about half a mile beyond that turn, on the left side of the road, on a hill. The trailhead is across the road from the parking area, heading up an embankment.

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