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Hurricane Mountain
Conway, NH

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

Route: Unnamed trail

Taking care of some stuff in Conway, I headed up Hurricane Mountain Road for a quick jog/hike combo. After parking at the Black Cap lot, I walked back downhill for a hundred or so feet, then took a right onto an old road. Though there were quite a few blowdowns at first, there was evidence of use (and some blazing).

The trail soon turned off the road bed and climbed over some ledges with decent views to the south at one point. Passing some old mine pits, the trail levelled off and worked its way to the highpoint. Other than a slight view of Kearsarge North through the trees, there wasn't much to see.

Just prior to the highpoint, I had noticed "View" spraypainted on a tree. I followed this herdpath to another mine pit, but saw no continuation of the trail, nor a view.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Hike Commenced: 7:03 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,705'
Destination: Hurricane Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 7:04 PM
Summit Reached: 7:17 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:13
Trailhead Elevation: 1,680'
Summit Elevation: 2,112'
Vertical Gain: 452'
Hike Ended: 7:34 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:31
Hike Vertical Gain: 517'


The trailhead for the trail to Hurricane Mountain
The trailhead for the trail to Hurricane Mountain

Old mine pits near the summit of Hurricane Mountain
Old mine pits near the summit of Hurricane Mountain

Looking through the trees at Kearsarge North Mountain from Hurricane Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking through the trees at Kearsarge North Mountain from Hurricane Mountain

Topographic map of Hurricane Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from North Conway. Take a right onto Hurricane Mountain Road. Go past the Kearsarge North Trail trailhead, past the gate, and to the top of the mountain. The parking lot is at the height of land, on the right. From there, walk back out onto the road, go left (downhill) briefly, then turn right onto an old road.

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