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Mt. Tremont
Hart's Location, NH, Bartlett, NH

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

Route: Tremont Trail

Having not been overly enthused with hiking Mt. Tremont from the north, I decided to give it another shot.

The first part of the trail was as I remembered it - decent footing with a nice brook to drown out the highway noise. After the largest water crossing (not overly large), the trail quickly steepened and became much more rough with rocks and roots.

Though never a sustained steep climb thanks to small switchbacks, it was nonetheless as relentless as I remembered. Finally reaching the summit, I had good views of the Sandwich Range as well as hazy views to west.

The descent was somewhat rough and dark, just as I recalled. It seems like the sun never hits this particular bowlish area in the afternoon or early evening, making it dark and somewhat wet.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, June 25, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:57 PM
Parking Elevation: 685'
Destination: Mt. Tremont
Ascent Commenced: 3:57 PM
Summit Reached: 5:24 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:27
Trailhead Elevation: 820'
Summit Elevation: 3,371'
Distance: 2.8 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,631'
Hike Ended: 7:13 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:16
Hike Distance: 5.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,711'

The Tremont Trail trailhead on US 302
The Tremont Trail trailhead on US 302

Looking at the Sandwich Range from the Mt. Tremont summit ledge - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Sandwich Range from the Mt. Tremont summit ledge

Topographic map of Mt. Tremont - Click to enlarge

Directions to trailhead: Take US 302 West from Barlett. Soon after passing Sawyer Rock, Stony Brook will be crossed via bridge. The Tremont Trail trailhead will shortly thereafter be on the left, followed by a dirt turn off on the right, where a few vehicles can park.

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