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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 down the West Ridge Trail
Looking down the West Ridge Trail

Route: Jeep road, West Ridge Trail

Jeep road and West Ridge Trail were damp this morning with wet leaves, some mud, and some wet ledge. No ice or snow encountered this morning.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, November 18, 2016
Parking Elevation: 1,760'
Destination: Mt. Cardigan
Time Elapsed: 00:30
Trailhead Elevation: 1,760'
Summit Elevation: 3,155'
Vertical Gain: 1,395'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:12
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,435'

The start of the Jeep Road
The start of the Jeep Road

The sunrise from Mt. Cardigan - Click to enlarge
The sunrise 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. The old Jeep Road starts to the right of the West Ridge Trail.

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