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Burleigh Mountain
New Hampton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the hiking trail, prior to entering the woods
Looking down the hiking trail, prior to entering the woods

Route: Burleigh Mountain Trail

Having seen this mountain from I-93 for years, I decided to check it out. After parking at the beginning of Burleigh Mountain Road, I jogged up the road to the old ski area access road. Once reaching the base of the old ski area, I jogged up the somewhat steep hiking trail to the top of the recleared slope. Though cloudy on this day, the viewpoint at the top of the slope looked to offer nice views to the north.

Continuing into the woods on the trail (and now hiking instead of jogging), switchbacks helped reduce the steepness a bit. Reaching a col, I continued to the left to the highpoint of Burleigh Mountain. Though ledgy, the surrounding trees obscured any views. A few short bushwhacks were unsuccessful in finding any views.

For the descent, I headed back down the trail and checked out some old ski area remnants along the way.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, December 3, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:20 PM
Parking Elevation: 897'
Destination: Burleigh Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:26 PM
Summit Reached: 3:37 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:11
Trailhead Elevation: 970'
Summit Elevation: 1,462'
Vertical Gain: 502'
Hike Ended: 4:13 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:53
Hike Vertical Gain: 585'

The Burleigh Mountain hiking trail
The Burleigh Mountain hiking trail

Looking through the trees at Hersey Mountain from Burleigh Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking through the trees at Hersey Mountain from Burleigh Mountain

Topographic map of Burleigh Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From I-93 in New Hampton, take Route 104 West. Take a left onto Route 132. Shortly after passing through New Hampton, take a right onto Gordon Hill Road. After heading up this road briefly, it reaches a T-intersection with Burleigh Mountain Road (on left). There is limited room to park at the junction. Continue on foot up Burleigh Mountain Road, then take a right near the end onto a gated road. The Burleigh Mountain hiking trail will be near the end of this road, on the left at a somewhat clear ski slope.

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