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Todd Mountain
Adams Mountain

Rowe, MA

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

Todd Mountain Trail

After months of thinking about hiking Todd Mountain (Rowe) and Adams Mountain, I was finally able to attain a map of the Pelham Lake Park trail system, with thanks to a local backcountry skier. On my way back from Spruce Hill the day before, I scouted out a trailhead on Davis Mine Road, which had room to park and a sign announcing the trail.

Despite the mid 40 degree weather and the apparently broken out trail, I decided to put on my snowshoes. A great choice, as the Todd Mountain Trail hadn't seen any traffic since possibly two storms ago.

The Todd Mountain Trail was short and moderately steep, ending at the viewless summit. From there, the trail continued southwest toward the Adams Mountain Trail intersection.

The Adams Mountain Trail started with a decent pitch, but then became increasingly gradual as the summit neared. The summit itself had no views, however there was an unbroken but signed trail to a vista on the east side of the mountain. Mt. Monadnock, Burnt Hill, Berkshire East Ski Area, and Mount Peak were all visible from here.

After seeing some peaks through the trees to the north and west, I decided to follow a sign to the "North West View Trail." After a half of a mile I encountered a sign telling me how far I had hiked, but with no reference to the North West View Trail, but rather Old Kings Highway, something I didn't want. Oh well.

Not wanting to hike back up Todd Mountain, I instead cut down to the Williams Trail (and noticed another reference to a northwestern view, only a fraction of a mile away) and back over to the Sabrina Rice Trail, following the well packed snowmobile tracks.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Todd Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Adams Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, March 12, 2007
Hike Commenced: 3:40 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,595'
Destination: Todd Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:40 PM
Summit Reached: 3:56 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,595'
Summit Elevation: 1,920'
Distance: .7 mile
Vertical Gain: 330'
Destination: Adams Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:56 PM
Summit Reached: 4:32 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,920'
Summit Elevation: 2,110'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 460'
Hike Ended: 6:03 PM
Hike Distance: 4.7 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,085'

Sabrina Rice Trail trailhead

The viewless summit of Todd Mountain

Adams Mountain Trail

Looking northeast at Mt. Monadnock from the southeast lookout on Adams Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Davis Mine Road south from Cyrus Stage Road. The trailhead and a small parking area are both located on the right side of the road.

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