NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Red Trail
Route: Red Trail, West Peak Trail, Summit Trail, (Burke Mountain), Summit Trail, ski trails
A nice, quiet walk up to the West Peak, with not so much as a hint of the nearby ski area up to that point. Hazy views due to hot temperatures and Canadian wildfire smoke.
Busier on the summit with the auto road open and crews installing a wind turbine.
Descent down the ski trails (not on bike trails, as those are closed to foot traffic) wasn't a great idea at this point in the year due to very tall grass and weeds.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Red Trail trailhead at the lowest ski area parking lot
Looking at Willoughby Gap and the Burke wind turbine installation from the fire tower
Wildflowers on the ski slopes
Directions to trailhead: Take Interstate 91 North to Exit 23. Take a right onto US 5 through Lyndonville for 2 miles. Bear right onto Route 114 for 4 miles through East Burke Village and take a right onto Mountain Road. The Sherburne Base Lodge entrance road will be on the right shortly thereafter. The Red Trail starts at the back of the lowest parking lot.
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