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Mt. Lincoln
Pelham, MA

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

Metacomet-Monadnock Trail to Mt. Lincoln summit

After planning to hike it for quite some time but with not too much time to spare, I ascended Mt. Lincoln via one of the more direct routes - the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail from Packardville Road.

Upon reaching the trailhead, I was surprised to see the trail had not been broken - rather, the trail had apparently not been touched by humans since at least a week or so. Fortunately due to the sleet during the middle of the last snow storm, there was a firm layer about 3-6 inches down, allowing for one to not sink all the way down...most of the time. There were still a few 'oh crap' moments as I sunk a good foot or more.

The trail itself is flat until it begins a slight pitch up the last hundred or so vertical feet.

While the fire tower stairway provides far reaching views, sadly many are obscured with all sorts of communications equipment. Nonetheless, the Holyoke Range, Mt. Toby, Haystack, Mt. Snow, and Monadnock were all visible.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Lincoln
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Hike Commenced: 2:46 PM
Parking Elevation: 965'
Destination: Mt. Lincoln
Ascent Commenced: 2:50 PM
Summit Reached: 3:05 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,015'
Summit Elevation: 1,238'
Vertical Gain: 223'
Hike Ended: 3:27 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 273'



Metacomet-Monadnock trailhead on Packardville Road


Looking northwest at Mt. Toby, with Mt. Snow and Haystack barely visible




Directions to trailhead: Take Enfield Road to Packardville Road. Parking available near gate on Tower Road.

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