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Ladd Mountain
Meredith, NH

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

Route: Unknown trail

While I had planned to do a sunset hike up north, lingering snow flurries were enough to turn me around and head south.

While there had been traffic up the old logging road to Ladd Mountain, there were a few new inches of powder on top of the footbed, resulting in some very light trail breaking.

After bearing right at a junction (left likely going to a private home), I soon arrived at the near summit viewpoint, from where I had excellent views of the lakes and Belknaps. While it would have been a nice evening for a sunset, there were no western views to be found.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Hike Commenced: 3:40 PM
Parking Elevation: 965'
Destination: Ladd Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:40 PM
Summit Reached: 3:58 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:18
Trailhead Elevation: 965'
Summit Elevation: 1,330'
Vertical Gain: 390'
Hike Ended: 4:27 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:47
Hike Vertical Gain: 415'


The start of the logging road off Chemung Road
The start of the logging road off Chemung Road

Looking at the Belknaps from the Ladd Mountain ledge vista - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Belknaps from the Ladd Mountain ledge vista

Looking down the old logging road to Ladd Mountain near sunset
Looking down the old logging road to Ladd Mountain near sunset

Topographic map of Ladd Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 104 East from I-93 in New Hampton. Shortly after passing Wickwas Lake on the right, take a right onto Meredith Center Road. Shortly thereafter, take a right onto Chemung Road. A few minutes later, take a right to stay on Chemung Road (where Camp Waldron Road goes straight). Awhile after the road turns to dirt, Randlett Pond will be visible on the right. On the left, there will be a blocked off logging road with limited room (none plowed, winter 2011) for parking. The trail starts on the logging road.

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