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Mt. Passaconaway, Nanamocomuck Peak, Wonalancet Hedgehog
Albany, NH, Waterville Valley, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Passaconaway Cutoff Trail
The Passaconaway Cutoff Trail

Route: Oliverian Brook Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, Square Ledge Branch Trail

Trails were damp to start and ledges and bog bridges were quite slippery. Foggy and windy up top, but sun poked and fog lifted for much of the last half hour of flag flying.

Walden Trail in particular had some dangerously slippery scramble ledges (not that much of an issue when dry), especially descending of Wonalancet Hedgehog.

Square Ledge Branch Trail was surprisingly pleasant with good footing and steady grade.

Torrential downpour started for the last two miles of the Oliverian Brook Trail, turning the trail into a stream.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Passaconaway
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Nanamocomuck Peak
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Wonalancet Hedgehog
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,265'
Destination: Mt. Passaconaway
Time Elapsed: 03:05
Trailhead Elevation: 1,240'
Summit Elevation: 4,043'
Distance: 5.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,883'
Destination: Nanamocomuck Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:43
Trailhead Elevation: 4,043'
Summit Elevation: 3,340'
Vertical Gain: 210'
Destination: Wonalancet Hedgehog
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 3,340'
Summit Elevation: 3,140'
Vertical Gain: 470'
Hike Time Elapsed: 10:01
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,813'


The Oliverian Brook Trail trailhead
The Oliverian Brook Trail trailhead

Flags on the 48 on Mt. Passaconaway - Click to enlarge
Flags on the 48 on Mt. Passaconaway

The Walden Trail
The Walden Trail

A lack of views on Nanamocomuck Peak - Click to enlarge
A lack of views on Nanamocomuck Peak

The Walden Trail
The Walden Trail

Looking at the Ossipees and Red Hill from near the summit of Wonalancet Hedgehog - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Ossipees and Red Hill from near the summit of Wonalancet Hedgehog

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 West from Conway. A bit after Bear Notch Road, look for the sign for the entrance to the Oliverian Brook Trail parking on the left. WMNF fee parking area.

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