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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Cardigan
Orange, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the West Ridge Trail
Looking up the West Ridge Trail

Route: West Ridge Trail, Clark Trail, South Ridge Trail, Ranger-Cabin Trail

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape. Dramatically cooler temperatures than earlier this week...fall is on its way. Looks like there was an undercast in parts of the Whites this afternoon, though it was tough to frame a good photo of it with the Spanish Imposition in the foreground (Groton Wind Farm).

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Cardigan
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, September 12, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,760'
Destination: Mt. Cardigan
Time Elapsed: 00:26
Trailhead Elevation: 1,760'
Summit Elevation: 3,155'
Distance: 1.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,430'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:56
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,465'

The West Ridge Trail trailhead
The West Ridge Trail trailhead

Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Cardigan - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Cardigan

Directions to trailhead: Take Burnt Hill Road up to the green Cardigan Mtn post next to the access road gate. If access road is closed, park across the road from the gate; otherwise, there is parking at the picnic area.

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