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Stinson Mountain
Rumney, NH

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

Route: Stinson Mountain Trail

Needing a gentle hike for knee rehab, I decided to head over to Stinson Mountain and take advantage of the generally gradual trail.

With new leaves on the ground, I found navigating the trail perhaps a bit more difficult than it should be, due to the new leaves on the ground. Reaching the summit, I had decent views to the south and east, despite the increasing clouds. Just below the summit (at the beginning of the ledges, on the right whilst ascending), I followed a herd path to a narrow, but decent viewpoint of Stinson Lake.

The descent fortunately wasn't as bad as recent descents with the bad knee had been. Progress, I hope.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, October 23, 2009
Hike Commenced: 4:17 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,495'
Destination: Stinson Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 4:17 PM
Summit Reached: 5:01 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:44
Trailhead Elevation: 1,495'
Summit Elevation: 2,900'
Distance: 1.8 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,415'
Hike Ended: 5:58 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:41
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,425'

The Stinson Mountain Trail trailhead on Doetown Road
The Stinson Mountain Trail trailhead on Doetown Road

Looking at the Moose Mountains and Belknap Range from Stinson Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Moose Mountains and Belknap Range from Stinson Mountain

Topographic map of Stinson Mountain - Click to enlarge

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 25 to Rumney. Take Main Street (it will become Stinson Lake Road) north, then take a right onto Cross Road. When Cross Road intersects Doetown Road, take a right. The small parking area and trailhead will be a bit down this road on the left.

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