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North Uncanoonuc Mountain
Goffstown, NH

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

Route: Class 6 Road Trail, Red Dot Trail, (North Uncanoonuc Mountain), Blue Trail, Class 6 Road Trail

In pursuit of snow free hiking, I headed to the Uncanoonucs for a quick hike. The Class 6 Road Trail, as the name implies, was basically a wooded road walk - a bit rocky and muddy in places, but generally smooth sailing. The Red Dot Trail snuck up as the nursery complex appeared at left. The trail, somewhat steep at times, had many herd paths straying from it, making for potentially tricky navigation.

Reaching the summit area, there were decent views of South Uncanoonuc, Manchester through the trees, and a few nearby peaks. While I spent a few minutes looking for a clear Pack Monadnock view, I wasn't able to find anything overly great in that regard. For the descent, I followed the more gradual Blue Trail back to the Class 6 Road Trail.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: North Uncanoonuc Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, April 15, 2011
Parking Elevation: 705'
Destination: North Uncanoonuc Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:16
Trailhead Elevation: 700'
Summit Elevation: 1,324'
Vertical Gain: 639'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:47
Hike Vertical Gain: 674'

The Class 6 Road Trail trailhead on Mountain Road
The Class 6 Road Trail trailhead on Mountain Road

Looking Manchester from North Uncanoonuc Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking Manchester from North Uncanoonuc Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From I-89 near Concord, take Route 13 southwest to Goffstown. Take 114 southeast briefly, before going somewhat straight at an intersection onto Mountain Road. Just short of a mile, Mountain Road bears left. Shortly after passing a parking lot with a road leading toward the reservoir on the right, the small Link-Class 6 Road parking lot will be on the left. The Class 6 Road Trail begins diagonally across the street.

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