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Doublehead Mountain - North Peak
Sandwich, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Bushwhacking the southern face of Doublehead Mountain North Peak
Bushwhacking the southern face of Doublehead Mountain North Peak

Route: Bushwhack

For the ascent, we followed a herd path to a bootleg campsite on the southeast side of the peak, then slabbed along, then climbed steeply to the summit (some cliff bands to route around). Woods weren't terrible, but not ideal. The highpoint is marked with a USFS bearing tree. From there, we continued southwest to some very nice ledges, which had great views of the back of the Squam Range, as well as glimpses at the Ossipees and over toward Tenney Mountain.

For the descent, we followed the ridge for awhile, favoring north, and thus ended up with better woods than the ascent. Conditions were dry. Starting to see isolated fall foliage colors.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Doublehead Mountain - North Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 8, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,460'
Destination: Doublehead Mountain - North Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:27
Trailhead Elevation: 1,460'
Summit Elevation: 2,020'
Vertical Gain: 600'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:11
Hike Vertical Gain: 680'


The beginning of logging road to nowhere off Sandwich Notch Road
The beginning of logging road to nowhere off Sandwich Notch Road

Looking southeast at the Ossipees from the southwestern ledges of Doublehead Mountain's North Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast at the Ossipees from the southwestern ledges of Doublehead Mountain's North Peak

Topographic map of Doublehead Mountain - North Peak


Directions to trailhead: Parked at the pulloff at the height of land west of Dinsmore Mountain off Sandwich Notch Road. Would be very difficult to get here with a low clearance car, as there are some ruts and ditches in both directions that could cause bottoming out.

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