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Trip Log


Plymouth Mountain
Plymouth, NH

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

Route: Fauver Link, Sutherland Trail (Plymouth Mountain), Sutherland Trail, herd path, Sutherland Trail, Fauver Link

Lunchtime jog started off on mostly dry trail under partly cloudy skies. Visited the east spur of the summit for the first time (there's a faintly scratched arrow sign adjacent to a cairn on one of the ledges near the summit that points to an initially cairn marked trail that becomes a herd path in the woods and leads to very nice ledges looking at the Whites and the Lakes Region).

Skipped Pike's Peak on the way back, as the rain moved in. The trail became damp, but not overly bad.

Lots of wildflowers.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Parking Elevation: 790'
Destination: Plymouth Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:41
Trailhead Elevation: 790'
Summit Elevation: 2,193'
Distance: 2.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,463'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:30
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,563'

The Fauver Trail trailhead
The Fauver Trail trailhead

Dutchman's Breeches along the Sutherland Trail
Dutchman's Breeches along the Sutherland Trail

Looking over Mt. Prospect at the Sandwich Range from the ledges near the summit of Plymouth Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking over Mt. Prospect at the Sandwich Range from the ledges near the summit of Plymouth Mountain

Topographic map of Plymouth Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 25 West from Ashland. A few minutes after leaving Ashland, take a left onto Cummings Road. A minute or two after a sharp left turn, take a right onto Texas Hill Road. A few minutes later, continue straight through a junction onto Old Hebron Road. The Fauver Link parking lot will be on the left a few hundred yards thereafter. The Fauver Link Trail trailhead is located at the back end of the parking lot.

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