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Green Mountain, Hanson Top
Effingham, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Libby Trail
Looking up the Libby Trail

Route: Libby Trail, (Green Mountain), Libby Trail, Hanson Top Trail, (Hanson Top), Hanson Top Trail, Libby Trail

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape, though a quick moving shower moistened things up a bit.

Good views east, south, and west from the firetower, but the treetops have obscured most of the White Mountain views from the top deck (cab was closed).

Hanson Top Trail is quasi-new since my last time up...it's heavily blazed (light blue) and roughly follows the old path, though it starts slightly further up the Libby Trail. Good views south from the ledge at the end of that trail, as well as a peak at the firetower over the treetops. I also noted some flagging heading northwest from the ledge...a future trail perhaps?


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, June 14, 2013
Parking Elevation: 725'
Destination: Green Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 725'
Summit Elevation: 1,907'
Distance: 1.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,192'
Destination: Hanson Top
Time Elapsed: 00:10
Trailhead Elevation: 1,907'
Summit Elevation: 1,826'
Vertical Gain: 126'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:19
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,388'


Trailhead on Libby Road
Trailhead on Libby Road

Looking at the Moose Mountains the Green Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Moose Mountains the Green Mountain fire tower

The spur trail to Hanson Top
The spur trail to Hanson Top

Looking at Province Lake from near the summit of Hanson Top - Click to enlarge
Looking at Province Lake from near the summit of Hanson Top

Topographic map of Green Mountain, Hanson Top


Directions to trailhead: Take Green Mountain Road from Route 25. Bear left onto Champion Road. Libby Road will be shortly thereafter on the left (dirt road, small firetower sign). The road is a bit rough (Class IV). Trailhead is at the top of the hill on the left.

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