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Trip Log


Middle Mountain
Conway, NH

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

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Hike Commenced: 4:33 PM
Parking Elevation: 535'
Destination: Middle Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:37 PM
Summit Reached: 5:12 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:35
Trailhead Elevation: 545'
Summit Elevation: 1,857'
Vertical Gain: 1,342'
Hike Ended: 5:45 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:12
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,402'

Middle Mountain Trail trailhead under the power lines
Middle Mountain Trail trailhead under the power lines

Mt. Chocorua and the Moats as seen from Middle Mountain - Click to enlarge
Mt. Chocorua and the Moats as seen from Middle Mountain

Topographic map of Middle Mountain - Click to enlarge

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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