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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Rogers Ledge
Stark, NH, Kilkenny, NH

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

Route:Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Devil's Hopyard Trail

Trails were generally dry, though there were some damp and muddy areas from the recent rain. Hiked from South Pond to the height of land on Unknown Pond ridge and back.

Pretty gradual walk from the pond to Rogers Ledge. Footing was often good, aside from a few muddy and rocky areas.

A bit muddy in places from Kilback Pond to Unknown Pond ridge. Also a few potentially confusing places navigationally speaking, due to lack of use and blazing.

Devil's Hopyard was rugged with lots of very slippery rocks.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Rogers Ledge
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, August 12, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,120'
Destination: Rogers Ledge
Time Elapsed: 01:40
Trailhead Elevation: 1,120'
Summit Elevation: 2,965'
Distance: 4.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,895'
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:46
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,610'

The Kilkenny Ridge Trail trailhead
The Kilkenny Ridge Trail trailhead

Looking at the Horn, Bulge, and Hutchins Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Horn, Bulge, and Hutchins Mountain

A moose eating lunch near Rogers Ledge
A moose eating lunch near Rogers Ledge

Kilback Pond
Kilback Pond

Some of the Devils Hopyard features
Some of the Devils Hopyard features

Directions to trailhead: From Groveton, then take Route 110 East past Stark. Eventually, take a right onto South Pond Road. A few minutes up that road, bear right to head to the South Pond Recreation Area. The area is generally open, in season, from 10 AM until 8 PM. If only hiking, one can generally enter without paying a fee. The Kilkenny Ridge Trail starts near the south side of the beach.

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