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Wantastiquet Mountain
Mine Ledge

Chesterfield, NH and Hinsdale, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Trail to view near Wantastiquet Mountain summit
Trail to view near Wantastiquet Mountain summit

Wantastiquet Mountain is the located across the Connecticut River, just east of Brattleboro, Vermont. Though rocky, the road to the summit is a moderate climb at best. I, however, with my short attention span, and overuse of commas, took four shortcuts that bypass the traverses of the summit road, therefore making the hike faster and steeper.

Mine Ledge offers a decent westerly and southerly view, however I struggled to find it (in reality I found it right off the bat, but kept looking east for a better view - with no success - because the most recent topographic map on TerraServer shows 'Mine Ledge' well east of where the actual view is. Is this the proper location for the name? I do not know. But I didn't find any clear views there, and I searched almost as far as Indian Pond. I'm clearly not using punctuation or grammar correctly on this page, but who cares).


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Wantastiquet Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Mine Ledge
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, September 1, 2006
Parking Elevation: 300'
Destination: Wantastiquet Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 310'
Summit Elevation: 1,351'
Vertical Gain: 1,041'
Destination: Mine Ledge
Time Elapsed: 00:22
Trailhead Elevation: 1,351'
Summit Elevation: 1,320'
Vertical Gain: 150'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:38
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,711'


Trailhead for road/trail to Wantastique Mountain summit
Trailhead for road/trail to Wantastique Mountain summit

View near Wantastique Mountain summit, looking at Haystack and Mount Snow (center)
View near Wantastique Mountain summit, looking at Haystack and Mount Snow (center)

Trail near Mine Ledge
Trail near Mine Ledge

Looking south from Mine Ledge
Looking south from Mine Ledge

Wantastiquet Mountain map


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 119 to the Hinsdale Walmart parking lot. The trailhead parking is limited, so you're likely better off keeping your vehicle at Walmart.

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