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Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek
Jefferson, NH, Kilkenny, NH

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

Route: Starr King Trail

Trail through the hardwoods was very wet Tuesday evening (from Monday's rain), particularly in places not yet improved by the trail crew. Lots of muck and running water. Golden foliage, with a carpet of leaves higher up. The softwoods approach up to Starr King was wet/slippery. Starr King view has been trimmed back, providing a better look at the Presis.

Lots of mud between the peaks.

Foliage is about peak from Campton up to Twin and perhaps a little past from there north, but still good.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Parking Elevation: 1,675'
Destination: Mt. Starr King
Time Elapsed: 01:00
Trailhead Elevation: 1,675'
Summit Elevation: 3,907'
Distance: 2.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,267'
Destination: Mt. Waumbek
Time Elapsed: 00:20
Trailhead Elevation: 3,907'
Summit Elevation: 4,006'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 239'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:52
Hike Distance: 7.2 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,628'


The Starr King Trail trailhead
The Starr King Trail trailhead

Sunset colors on Starr King - Click to enlarge
Sunset colors on Starr King

The muddy Starr King Trail on the way to Mt. Waumbek
The muddy Starr King Trail on the way to Mt. Waumbek

The sunset from Mt. Waumbek - Click to enlarge
The sunset from Mt. Waumbek

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Directions to trailhead: Take Route 2 West from Gorham. After passing Route 115 on the left, Starr King Road is on the right. The Starr King Trail parking lot trailhead will be at the end of this road.

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