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Razor Brook Trail
State: NH
The Razor Brook Trail ascended Mt. Crawford from the southeast, outside of the village of Bartlett.

Razor Brook Trail Details
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Location: White Mountains - Montalban
Peak: Mt. Crawford
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Guidebook Descriptions:
1940 AMC White Mountain Guide
Razor Brook Trail (WMNF)
Leaving the four-corners at the Hotel Howard in Bartlett, follow River St. N about m., across the bridge over the Saco. From the sharp bend in the road to the L (W) just beyond, continue W about m. to a farm road on the R (N), thence N about m. to the Woodbury Stanton farm house. Passing to the R of the barn, take the L branch at the fork just beyond, through a gateway, and proceed to a private camp (Camp Harvester), just before which the Razor Brook Trail diverges R (sign). Cars may be driven to the Camp, which is 2 m. from Bartlett. In about 100 yds. the East Fork Trail diverges R (signs).
The Razor Brook Trail follows logging roads up Razor Brook (W fork) from some distance. When well into the ravine, it turns R (E), climbs straight up the steep E wall for about m., then bears N again and slabs up to the head, thence through virgins woods to the Davis Path just NE of Mt. Crawford. Water (unreliable) may be obtained from a small brook just above the head of the ravine.
Distance. 4.2 miles.

1948 AMC White Mountain Guide
Razor Brook Trail (WMNF)
Leaving the four corners at the Hotel Bartlett in Bartlett, follow River St. N about m., across the bridge over the Saco. From the sharp bend in the road to the L (W) just beyond, continue W about m. to a farm road on the R (N), thence N about m. to the Woodbury Stanton farm house. Passing to the R of the barn, take the L branch at the fork just beyond, through a gateway, and proceed to a private camp (Camp Harvester), just before which the Razor Brook Trail diverges R (sign). Cars may be driven to the Camp, which is 2 m. from Bartlett.
The Razor Brook Trail follows logging roads up Razor Brook (W fork) for some distance. When well into the ravine, it turns R (E), climbs straight up the steep E wall for about m., then bears N again and slabs up to the head, thence through virgin woods to the Davis Path just NE of Mt. Crawford. Water (unreliable) may be obtained from a small brook just above the head of the ravine.
Distance. Four Corners to Woodbury Stanton farm 1.5 m.; Davis Path 5.7 m. 
Images:
1946 USGS map of the Razor Brook Trail
1946 USGS map of the Razor Brook Trail



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Last updated 2012-12-17
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