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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Smarts Mountain
Lyme, NH

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

Route: J Trail

Quinttown roadwalk was smooth and fast. Decent jogging in places, some mud in others. Good views from the tower.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, June 29, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,310'
Destination: Smarts Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:22
Trailhead Elevation: 1,310'
Summit Elevation: 3,238'
Vertical Gain: 1,988'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:40
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,058'

The Quinttown Road gate
The Quinttown Road gate

Looking at Mt. Cardigan from the Smarts Mountain fire tower. - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Cardigan from the Smarts Mountain fire tower.

Directions to trailhead: From Route 25A west from the Appalachian Trail crossing. Quinttown Road will eventually be on the left. Continue to the end of the road. There is minimal room to parking at a gate. Continue on foot up the gated road. The J Trail eventually departs into the woods on the right.

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