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Mt. Prospect
Holderness, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the trail to Mt. Prospect
Looking down the trail to Mt. Prospect

Route: Unknown trail

Though cloudy, it seemed like a nice day to return to Mt. Prospect.

We made decent time up the trail in the cool air, stopping briefly at the first two viewpoints. After reaching the summit, we continued to the north and the northeastern viewpoints, were we had strong views once again.

For the descent, we returned to the summit, then took the short loop trail back to the main trail, then down.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, October 4, 2010
Parking Elevation: 1,080'
Destination: Mt. Prospect
Time Elapsed: 00:41
Trailhead Elevation: 1,080'
Summit Elevation: 2,064'
Distance: 1.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,019'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:58
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,159'

The trailhead on Mt. Prospect Road
The trailhead on Mt. Prospect Road

Looking south from the northeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint - Click to enlarge
Looking south from the northeastern Mt. Prospect viewpoint

Topographic map of Mt. Prospect - Click to enlarge

Directions to trailhead: From Meredeth, take Route 25 west, then take a right onto Route 175 north. Just prior to the 175A junction, take a right onto Mt. Prospect Road. After passing Prospect Ridge Road on the right and dipping down a bit, the road climbs and soon turns to the left. The trailhead is on the right (two granite columns laying on their side). There is some room to park on the side of the road next to the trailhead.

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