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
Southington, CT, Berlin, CT
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail
Route: Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail, New England Trail
Prior to the junction with the New England Trail, the trail was generally snow free and dry (just a few minor patches of mud). Once reaching that western ridge, there was a coating of snow. A little slippery in places, but not enough to warrant light traction.
Really nice views ascending the southern leg of the loop with lots of cliffs and other rock features. Excellent views from the bitter cold summit. The trails packed more punch than I thought they would, and had a more woodsy feel than expected.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Ragged Mountain Preserve Trail trailhead
Looking north at Wassel Reservoir from Ragged Mountain
Directions to trailhead: From Exit 7 of I-84, take Route 372 southeast, then take Route 71A south. Take a right onto West Lane. The Ragged Mountain Preserve trailhead will be on the right on a sharp left turn.
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