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Prospect Mountain
Freedom, NH

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

Route: Bucknell Trail, (Prospect Mountain), Scarboro Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Scarboro Ridge Trail, buswhack, (Prospect Mountain), Bucknell Trail

Seeing that the higher summits in the area were in the clouds, I decided to head up to the Scarboro Ridge for some more trail work. After checking out strong views along the way (especially into Maine), I reached the end of the cut trail. I then continued up to the summit of peak 1,557 to check out the views up there for the first time. On the way back, I connected the bottom of it to the previously cut section of trail, allowing for a continuous hike (via a workmen's path) to Rice Hill Road.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, August 13, 2009
Hike Commenced: 3:51 PM
Parking Elevation: 620'
Destination: Prospect Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:51 PM
Summit Reached: 4:14 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 620'
Summit Elevation: 1,482'
Distance: .9 mile
Vertical Gain: 862'
Hike Ended: 7:07 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:16
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,582'


Looking at Green Mountain from Prospect Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Green Mountain from Prospect Mountain

Pale Corydalis along the Bucknell Trail
Pale Corydalis along the Bucknell Trail

The Scarboro Ridge Trail north of Prospect Mountain
The Scarboro Ridge Trail north of Prospect Mountain

Topographic map of Prospect Mountain - Click to enlarge


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