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Tenney Mountain
Groton, NH, Plymouth, NH

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

Route: Ski trails, access road, (Tenney Mountain Northeast Peak), access road, bushwhack, ski trails

With a few hours of "light" remaining and the need to get more exercise, I headed down to Tenney Mountain. With the ski area closed, backcountry skiers had taken over the slopes. I followed a nicely packed snowshoe trail up the lower portion of the mountain, then broke out a route directly to the abandoned upper mountain area. Once again, I didn't quite get what I suspect would be good views from the near-summit vista near the tower. From the tower area, I bushwhacked into a small col, crossed some snowshoe tracks (wasn't expecting to see any out this far!), then climbed up two small, wooded bumps (the one further back seemed to be slightly higher) in fairly open woods (no views though).

For the descent, I followed snowshoe and snowmobile tracks back to the parking lot, arriving after dark.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, February 27, 2011
Parking Elevation: 850'
Destination: Tenney Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:41
Trailhead Elevation: 860'
Summit Elevation: 2,350'
Vertical Gain: 1,520'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:26
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,560'


The bottom of the ski trail to the right of the main lodge
The bottom of the ski trail to the right of the main lodge

Slight views into the valley from the northeast peak of Tenney Mountain - Click to enlarge
Slight views into the valley from the northeast peak of Tenney Mountain

Topographic map of Tenney Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 25 West from Plymouth. At the rotary, take Route 3A South. The Tenney Mountain access road will eventually be on the right. Following the signs for the ski area, there is a parking lot at the top of the access road, adjacent to the main lodge.

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