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Mt. Major
Alton, NH

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

Route: Mt. Major Trail, Brook Trail, Rock Cave Trail, (Mt. Major), Brook Trail

Trails were generally dry with the exception of one large puddle remaining on Brook Trail.

Rock Cave Trail has become even more vague than it was a few years ago. Trail leaves the Brook Trail where it first approaches the brook, opposite a tree with a red and yellow blaze. It eventually straddles the state park boundary, but otherwise is herd pathy at best. Nice route to avoid weekend crowds, though.

Lots of blueberries on the upper Rock Cave Trail, as well as in the open areas heading toward the back of Mt. Major.

Very nice morning weatherwise (though hot) - much nicer than the forecasted weather apocalypse. Steady breeze made things bearable.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Parking Elevation: 590'
Destination: Mt. Major
Time Elapsed: 00:40
Trailhead Elevation: 600'
Summit Elevation: 1,786'
Vertical Gain: 1,241'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:20
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,336'


The Mt. Major Trail trailhead at the back of the Route 11 parking lot
The Mt. Major Trail trailhead at the back of the Route 11 parking lot

Looking up the Rock Cave Trail
Looking up the Rock Cave Trail

Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee from Mt. Major - Click to enlarge
Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee from Mt. Major

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 11 West (north in reality) from Alton Bay. Parking lot and trailhead are on the left after the blasted out section of Route 11.

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