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Skatutakee Mountain, Thumb Mountain
Hancock, NH

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

Route: Harriskat Trail, (Skatutakee Mountain), Thumps Up Trail, (Thumb Mountain), Thumps Up Trail, Thumbs Down Trail, Harriskat Trail

With less than optimal weather in the Whites, I decided to head south to escape the (marginal) snow.

With the exception of some blue ice in the upper elevations, the loop over Skatutakee Mountain and Thumb Mountain was generally snow free and dry. While Skatutakee's ledgy summit had some decent directional views, Thumb Mountain's viewpoint seemed to provide nicer ones.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, January 2, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,320'
Destination: Skatutakee Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:35
Trailhead Elevation: 1,310'
Summit Elevation: 1,998'
Vertical Gain: 738'
Destination: Thumb Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:25
Trailhead Elevation: 1,998'
Summit Elevation: 1,978'
Vertical Gain: 208'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:06
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,006'


Harriskat Trail trailhead on King's Highway
Harriskat Trail trailhead on King's Highway

Looking at the Wapack Range from Skatutakee Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Wapack Range from Skatutakee Mountain

The Thumbs Up Trail between the peaks
The Thumbs Up Trail between the peaks

Wachusett Mountain as seen from the Thumb Mountain vista - Click to enlarge
Wachusett Mountain as seen from the Thumb Mountain vista

Topographic map of Skatutakee Mountain, Thumb Mountain - Click to enlarge'


Directions to trailhead: From Route 123 in Hancock, take Hunt's Pond Road. Take a left onto King's Highway. The Harris Center will eventually be on the left, with multiple parking lots (offset from the road). The Harriskat Trail is across King's Highway from the Harris Center.

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