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Blueberry Mountain
Benton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the golden Blueberry Mountain Trail
Looking up the golden Blueberry Mountain Trail

Route: Blueberry Mountain Trail, spur path, (Blueberry Mountain), spur path, Blueberry Mountain Trail

On my way back from Massachusetts, I decided to do a brief hike. While it had seemed to be a bit far to drive to, Blueberry Mountain seemed like a perfect fit in transit.

Arriving at a full parking lot, I had to park on the side of the road. The first portion of the Blueberry Mountain was basically a gradual walk along some inactive logging roads. With the golden leaves, it was very scenic.

After awhile, the trail reached some ledges, and ended up on ledges of some sort for pretty much the balance of the easy to moderate ascent. Much of this portion was very scenic.

Reaching the highpoint of the trail, I followed the obvious spur trail to the summit. Though obscured by trees, there were still some halfway decent views of Mt. Moosilauke from the highpoint. Looking around for a better viewpoint (but not finding one, though I didn't spend too much time doing so), I suspect I may have found the old trail that leads to Jeffers Mountain.

After hanging out at the summit for awhile, I went back to the Blueberry Mountain Trail and enjoyed the views a bit more. While it is a very scenic hike, perhaps the one thing missing is a single dynamite viewpoint (the view of Moosilauke near the trail a bit below the summit is nice though).

One surprising thing was the volume of mountain bikers on the trail - not something I'm used to encountering in my travels in the trails of the White Mountains!

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, October 19, 2008
Hike Commenced: 12:43 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,550'
Destination: Blueberry Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 12:43 PM
Summit Reached: 1:23 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:40
Trailhead Elevation: 1,558'
Summit Elevation: 2,662'
Vertical Gain: 1,129'
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,162'

The Blueberry Mountain Trail trailhead
The Blueberry Mountain Trail trailhead

Looking at Mt. Moosilauke from near the Blueberry Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Moosilauke from near the Blueberry Mountain summit

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 25 west from Plymouth to Glencliff. Take a right onto High Street, then shortly thereafter take a left onto Long Pond Road. Shortly after passing the Tunnel Brook Trail on the right, the Blueberry Mountain Trail parking area and trailhead will be on the left.

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