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Hersey Mountain
New Hampton, NH, Sanbornton, NH

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

Route: Logging road, unknown trail, (Hersey Mountain), unknown trail, logging road

With the bugs finally going away, I headed back to Hersey Mountain. The herd path above the old logging roads was a bit vague, but followable. Reaching the summit, I poked around and found three strong viewpoints - a ledge looking at the Whites, a quasi-ledge looking south of the lakes, and a view looking at Kearsarge and Ragged.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,105'
Destination: Hersey Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:33
Trailhead Elevation: 1,110'
Summit Elevation: 2,001'
Vertical Gain: 911'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:24
Hike Vertical Gain: 936'


The logging landing at the corner of George Duncan State Forest
The logging landing at the corner of George Duncan State Forest

Looking at the Whites from one of the Hersey Mountain vistas - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Whites from one of the Hersey Mountain vistas

Topographic map of Hersey Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From I-93 in New Hampton, take Route 104 West. Take a left onto Route 132. Shortly thereafter, take a right onto Old Bristol Road. Awhile down this road, take a left onto Carter Mountain Road. There will eventually be a Class IV road sign, with adjacent gate. Vehicles with low clearance should be parked near this gate. One can continue down the road, passing straight through snowmobile junction D. Shortly thereafter, there is a logging landing on the right (at the border of George Duncan State Forest). A quasi trail heads uphill on an increasingly faint logging road from this landing (ignore a chained road on the left at the lower landing).

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