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The Pinnacle, Lyndeborough Mountain, Rose Mountain
Jaffrey, NH, Troy, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Helen's Trail on the way to The Pinnacle
Helen's Trail on the way to The Pinnacle

Route: Helen's Trail, snowmobile trail, (The Pinnacle), snowmobile trails, (Lyndeborough Mountain), snowmobile trails, (Rose Mountain), snowmobile trails, Helen's Trail

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape. Gradual grades and good footing made for great trail jogging.

Multiple nice view angles from The Pinnacle. Took the side road up to Lyndeborough Mountain, which, though ledgy, doesn't have much in way of views due to its topography.

Lots of nice directional views from ledgy Rose Mountain as well, including a good look at the Boston skyline.

The snowmobile trails that connect the peaks are more like old woods roads/old farm roads, rather than the grassy/mucky trails I was expecting. Lots of meandering, though, so I could see where bushwhacking might be preferred (open woods).

Nice trio of peaks...certainly worth it if you live in the area.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: The Pinnacle
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate
Destination: Lyndeborough Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Rose Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,250'
Destination: The Pinnacle
Time Elapsed: 00:13
Trailhead Elevation: 1,250'
Summit Elevation: 1,703'
Vertical Gain: 493'
Destination: Lyndeborough Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:09
Trailhead Elevation: 1,703'
Summit Elevation: 1,650'
Vertical Gain: 90'
Destination: Rose Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:18
Trailhead Elevation: 1,650'
Summit Elevation: 1,730'
Vertical Gain: 200'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:28
Hike Vertical Gain: 933'


The Helen's Trail trailhead on Mountain Road
The Helen's Trail trailhead on Mountain Road

Looking at Crotched Mountain from The Pinnacle - Click to enlarge
Looking at Crotched Mountain from The Pinnacle

The snowmobile trail between Pinnacle and Lyndeborough
The snowmobile trail between Pinnacle and Lyndeborough

Looking south from Lyndeborough Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking south from Lyndeborough Mountain

The snowmobile trail to Rose Mountain
The snowmobile trail to Rose Mountain

Looking at the Uncanoonucs from Rose Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Uncanoonucs from Rose Mountain

Topographic map of The Pinnacle, Lyndeborough Mountain, Rose Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Center Road in Lyndeborough, take Mountain Road north. Shortly after passing over the height of land, the Helen's Trail trailhead will be on the right. There is limited room to park roadside.

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