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Whitten Woods - South Peak, Whitten Woods - North Peak
Ashland, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Main Junction Trail
The Main Junction Trail

Route: Main Junction Trail, South Peak Trail, North Peak Trail

Sloppy shoulder season conditions. About half a foot of snow fell last night, which immediately started melting due to unfrozen ground (down to about 1-2" at this point when not on existing snowpack).

Out and back to South Peak was slushy with some bare ground and mud, as well as a few hidden slush ice areas in the shade. Beautiful views from South Peak this afternoon, particularly of Squam.

The west side of the North Peak Trail was particularly sloppy with mud on the woods road portion and some foot deep snow on the north side of the peak.

Skis or snowshoes probably would have been ideal this morning, but it's too sloppy at this juncture for those. May be a little rough if it sets up overnight due to all of the divets.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Whitten Woods - South Peak
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Whitten Woods - North Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Parking Elevation: 750'
Destination: Whitten Woods - South Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 750'
Summit Elevation: 1,136'
Distance: .9 mile
Vertical Gain: 386'
Destination: Whitten Woods - North Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:28
Trailhead Elevation: 1,136'
Summit Elevation: 1,173'
Vertical Gain: 273'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:00
Hike Distance: 3.1 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 664'


The Whitten Woods trailhead
The Whitten Woods trailhead

Looking east-northeast at Red Hill and the Ossipees from Whitten Woods South Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking east-northeast at Red Hill and the Ossipees from Whitten Woods South Peak

The North Peak Trail
The North Peak Trail

Looking at Red Hill and the Ossipees from near the Whitten Woods North Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at Red Hill and the Ossipees from near the Whitten Woods North Peak

Topographic map of Whitten Woods - South Peak, Whitten Woods - North Peak


Directions to trailhead: The Whitten Woods trailhead and parking lot is located off Highland Street and Ashland, just to the north of the height of land.

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