NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Thornton, NH, Waterville Valley, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Heading up the ledges to Fisher Mountain
Route: Forest Road 23, Forest Road 23C, Forest Road 23D, unnamed trail, (Fisher Mountain), unnamed trail, Forest Road 23D, Forest Road 23C, Forest Road 23
After looking the ledges on Fisher Mountain from Dickey Mountain a few days earlier, I decided to try to find a herd path of sorts to this peak. After parking near the FR 23 gate near the end of Mill Brook Road, I headed along a series of strawberry-covered forest roads.
At the end of Forest Road 23D, I headed onto an old wooded logging road, crossing a small brook almost immediately after entering the woods.
A herd path continued as the logging road disappeared. After about 15 minutes, the path reached the first of many ledges. From here, it was a series of open ledges and occasional scrambles as the path worked its way to the summit.
While there were some views from near the highpoint, I found much better vistas within a minute or two of light bushwhacking. The views up to the back of Mt. Tecumseh were particularly interesting.
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The beginning of the trail to Fisher Mountain at the end of FR 23D
Looking at Mt. Tecumseh from near the summit of Fisher Mountain
Directions to trailhead: From Route 175 in Thornton, take Mill Brook Road. Near the end of the road, the gated Forest Road 23 will be on the left. There is some room to park prior to the gate without obstructing access. On foot, take Forest Road 23, then bear right onto Forest Road 23C. Prior to reaching Shattuck Brook, take a left onto Forest Road 23D. An obscure logging road departs at the end of the short Forest Road 23D.
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