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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 down the Tucker Brook Trail on the way to Mittersill Peak
Looking down the Tucker Brook Trail on the way to Mittersill Peak

Route: Tucker Brook Trail, Taft Trail, (Mittersill), Taft Trail, spur trail, (Cannon Mountain), spur trail, Taft Trail, (Mittersill), Taft Trail, other ski trails, unnamed trail, bushwhack, Tucker Brook Trail

Not considered a kosher route to Cannon due to state-run ski area trails being closed to foot use.

Trails were rather damp this morning, however they dried up later in the day. Ascended up Tucker Brook Trail, descended Mittersill, then took trail to Bridesmaid Falls and Plimpton Falls, then bushwhacked back up to Tucker Brook Trail.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, June 10, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,225'
Destination: Mittersill Peak
Time Elapsed: 01:51
Trailhead Elevation: 1,230'
Summit Elevation: 3,617'
Vertical Gain: 2,387'
Destination: Cannon Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:26
Trailhead Elevation: 3,617'
Summit Elevation: 4,100'
Vertical Gain: 605'
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:58
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,424'


The bottom of the Tucker Brook Trail at the end of Tucker Brook Road
The bottom of the Tucker Brook Trail at the end of Tucker Brook Road

Looking at the Cannonballs and Kinsmans from Mittersill Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Cannonballs and Kinsmans from Mittersill Peak

The Taft Trail on the way to Cannon Mountain
The Taft Trail on the way to Cannon Mountain

Mt. Liberty as seen through the clouds from Cannon Mountain - Click to enlarge
Mt. Liberty as seen through the clouds from Cannon Mountain

Plimpton Falls
Plimpton Falls

Topographic map of Mittersill Peak, Cannon Mountain


Directions to trailhead: To get to the Tucker Brook Trail, take I-93 North to Route 18, then take Route 18 northwest past the Cannon Peabody Slopes and Mittersill entrances. A few minutes after, take a left off Route 18 onto Wells Road. A few minutes after, at a sharp right turn on Wells Road, take a left turn onto the dirt Tucker Brook Road (unsigned as of June 2011, except for a Dead End warning). There is a small parking area at the end of this road - the Tucker Brook Trail starts on the right (it does not cross the brook).

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