NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Firewarden's Trail
Route: North Twin Trail, herd path, Firewarden's Trail, (Mt. Hale), Firewarden's Trail, herd path, North Twin Trail
With limited time and subpar weather moving in, I jogged the North Twin Trail, subsequent herd path, and the lower flats on the Firewarden's Trail, then hiked from there to the summit of Mt. Hale, from where I had views (albeit limited due to the encroaching trees).
I jogged what I could on the descent, though I was forced to walk some parts due to the footbed being obscured by weeds. Nonetheless, I was able to make it back before the rains arrived.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The North Twin Trail trailhead at the end of Haystack Road
The South and North Twin as seen from Mt. Hale
Directions to trailhead: From Route 302, take Route 3 South. Almost immediately after the Entering White Mountain National Forest, take a left onto Haystack Road. The WMNF fee parking area is at the end of the road, and the North Twin Trail trailhead is at the back of the lot.
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