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Mt. Forest
Berlin, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the logging road on the way to Mt. Forest
Looking down the logging road on the way to Mt. Forest

Route: Various snowmobile and logging roads

After finishing a morning hike on Sugarloaf, we opted to do another hike. Though showing a trail from its east side on some older maps, we were unable to gain access to a Berlin trailhead to Mt. Forest. Backtracking to Route 110, we parked on a dirt road and walked up a dirt road.

The dirt road soon forked, with offroad vehicles going to the right. We stayed left on the nicer branch of the dirt road.

The road eventually petered out at a logging land (a sort ways after another logging landing, where a road headed to Jericho). We opted to follow some snowmobile signs on a grown in segment of road - this ended up being unnecessary, but we found our way to the great ledges on Mt. Forest. In hindsight, we should have gone left (downhill for a bit), as this ended up being a much nicer and more direct route. Nonetheless, eventually on the ledges, we had excellent views of Berlin and the Mahoosucs.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, May 31, 2010
Hike Commenced: 1:40 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,130'
Destination: Mt. Forest
Ascent Commenced: 1:40 PM
Summit Reached: 2:37 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:57
Trailhead Elevation: 1,140'
Summit Elevation: 2,068'
Vertical Gain: 978'
Hike Ended: 4:13 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:33
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,138'


The gate on the dirt road
The gate on the dirt road

Wild flowers along the logging road
Wild flowers along the logging road

Looking at the Percy Peaks, as well as the Presidentials in a smoke undercast, from Sugarloaf - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Percy Peaks, as well as the Presidentials in a smoke undercast, from Sugarloaf




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