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About


Temple Mountain
Peterborough, NH, and Temple, NH

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

Wapack trail to Temple Mountain ski area summit

Temple Mountain used to be a somewhat busy ski area before it hit hard times in the 1990s. It has since been bought out and stripped - most of the buildings and lifts are now gone. Nonetheless, there is still a maintained trail to the summit (Wapack Trail) with views to the north and northeast.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Temple Mountain (ski area summit)
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 4, 2006
Hike Commenced: 2:39 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,440'
Destination: Temple Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 2:51 PM
Summit Reached: 3:07 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,490'
Summit Elevation: 1,920'
Vertical Gain: 430'
Hike Ended: 3:34 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 580'



Trailhead near Temple Mountain parking lot


View of Pack Monadnock from Temple Mountain ski area summit




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 101 East from Peterborough. Temple Mountain parking lot is just after the Miller State Park parking lot, on the right.

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