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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Larcom Mountain
Tamworth, NH

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

Route: Larcom Mountain Trail

While the weather forecast had looked poor, things cleared up pretty quickly - not a bad time to do a local hike!

The lower portion of the trail was starting to get some nice fall color - still a few days away from peak. While the upper portion was a bit slippery, the trail was mostly dry and in good shape.

Finally, I had a decent day for views on this peak. The views from the summit stretched toward the Presidentials (in the clouds), while there were also nice views from some of the near-summit ledges. The southeast ledges had great views inside the Ossipees (some slopes past peak foliage, others peak), while some northeast ledges I found featured obstructed views of Silver Lake and other points to the east.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, October 9, 2008
Hike Commenced: 4:03 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,050'
Destination: Larcom Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:03 PM
Summit Reached: 4:35 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 1,050'
Summit Elevation: 2,093'
Vertical Gain: 1,058'
Hike Ended: 6:22 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:19
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,078'

The beginning of the trail on Mountain Road
The beginning of the trail on Mountain Road

Looking at Mt. Chocorua from the Larcom Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Chocorua from the Larcom Mountain summit

Topographic map of Larcom Mountain

Directions to trailhead: ---Please note, as of Winter 2009, this trailhead is reportedly closed to hikers.--- Take Route 25 west from West Ossipee to South Tamworth. Just after hitting the reduced speed limit, take a left onto Mountain Road. Drive up this road, cross a bridge, then head up to the height of land (apple orchard and a small shack on the right). Just after the height of land and at the south edge of the field that contains the apple orchard, there is a small parking area on the left. The trail starts on the right, following the edge of the field, then entering the woods at the top.

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