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Mittersill Peak, Cannon Mountain
Franconia, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the old T-Bar line on the way to Mittersill Peak
Looking up the old T-Bar line on the way to Mittersill Peak

With Mittersill almost completely snow free, it was fairly smooth sailing, as long as we stayed away from trails that had been uprooted from machinery. The old T-Bar line provided a steep but dry ascent.

Though clouds were moving in, the views from Mittersill peak were quite strong. Continuing to Cannon, we also had decent views from the summit tower, even with a passing shower.

After descending Mittersill, we headed over to one of the base roads, passing by a water tank, and then onto a trail of some sort at a hairpin turn.

After following this trail for awhile, we followed some old tin signs down to Bridesmaid Falls. Though not overly impressive in dry times, the spring runoff produced a nice display.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, May 7, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,855'
Destination: Mittersill Peak
Time Elapsed: 01:31
Trailhead Elevation: 1,870'
Summit Elevation: 3,617'
Vertical Gain: 1,747'
Destination: Cannon Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:32
Trailhead Elevation: 3,617'
Summit Elevation: 4,100'
Vertical Gain: 605'
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:21
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,854'


Looking up the bottom of the Mittersill lift line
Looking up the bottom of the Mittersill lift line

Northeast Cannonball and the Kinsmans as seen from Mittersill Peak - Click to enlarge
Northeast Cannonball and the Kinsmans as seen from Mittersill Peak

Looking up the Taft Trail
Looking up the Taft Trail

The Franconia Ridge as seen from the Cannon Mountain observation tower - Click to enlarge
The Franconia Ridge as seen from the Cannon Mountain observation tower

Bridesmaid Falls
Bridesmaid Falls

Topographic map of Mittersill Peak, Cannon Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take I-93 North to the Cannon Mountain Peabody Slopes exit. Continue past the Cannon entrance, taking a left at the Mittersill sign. There are multiple parking areas on the left a fraction of a mile down this road. The Mittersill chairlift is located at the back of these lots.

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