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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Fort Mountain
Epsom, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The road to Fort Mountain
The road to Fort Mountain

Route: Access road, (Fort Mountain), access road

Gated access road had some moist areas from recent rain, but was otherwise dry. Some decent foliage down low, but not peak. Recent cutting adjacent to the top switchback (ie where the herd path to the ledges starts) has opened up new views toward Monadnock et al.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Parking Elevation: 775'
Destination: Fort Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:17
Trailhead Elevation: 775'
Summit Elevation: 1,413'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 648'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:48
Hike Vertical Gain: 658'

The beginning of the access road to Fort Mountain
The beginning of the access road to Fort Mountain

The sunset from Fort Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunset from Fort Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From US 202 east of Concord, take Route 28 south. Take a left onto Short Falls Road. Bear right at a five way junction onto New Rye Road. Take a left onto Swamp Road. Take a left onto Mountain View Road. Bear right at the next junction, then head around a left curve. The access road (no vehicles allowed) will be on the right shortly thereafter, with utility poles heading up it.

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