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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Middle Mountain Trail
Route: Middle Mountain Trail, (Middle Mountain), Middle Mountain Trail
Starting at 82 degrees, it was a warm afternoon for an April hike. Fortunately, based upon recent hikes in the general vicinity, I knew I could leave my winter gear (such as snowshoes) behind and travel light, allowing me to jog in places. Reaching the summit without touching any snow (only a few minor patches seen anywhere), I had decent views, though troubling clouds were moving in.
As I descended, rain started to fall. While I had a rain jacket with me, I opted to enjoy the cooling rain. By the time I reached the parking area, the temperature had dropped 15 degrees.
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Middle Mountain Trail trailhead under the power lines
Mt. Chocorua and the Moats as seen from Middle Mountain
Directions to trailhead: From Routes 16/302 in North Conway, take Artist Falls Road past the railroad tracks. Take a right onto Thompson Road. A small Town of Conway/Pudding Pond Conservation Area signed parking lot will be on the right shortly thereafter.
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