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Fisher Mountain
Thornton, NH, Waterville Valley, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the ledges on the way to Fisher Mountain
Looking down the ledges on the way 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

A quick jog of the logging roads and then hike of the unofficial trail up Fisher Mountain. Dry ledges, fairly minimal bugs, good views.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Fisher Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, August 12, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,300'
Time To Trailhead: 00:08
Destination: Fisher Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 1,480'
Summit Elevation: 2,609'
Vertical Gain: 1,189'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:33
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,509'


The beginning of the trail to Fisher Mountain at the end of FR 23D
The beginning of the trail to Fisher Mountain at the end of FR 23D

Looking at the Kinsmans and Franconia Ridge from near the summit of Fisher Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Kinsmans and Franconia Ridge from near the summit of Fisher Mountain

Topographic map 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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