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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Thorn Mountain
Jackson, NH

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

Route: Davis Path, bushwhack, herd path

The Thorn Mountain Trail was in the AMC White Mountain Guide for many years, but was removed a few editions back, presumably because it starts on someone's driveway. The USGS map roughly shows its location.

The trail is marked with old blazes and occasional tin can lids. It gets progressively steep as it climbs, making it quite a workout. At perhaps 1,600 in elevation, a trail comes in from the north, perhaps from Tin Mine Road. This may be a better point of access, but I don't know for sure.

The trail was mostly dry. There were multiple ledge views near and at the summit (top of the long defunct Tyrol ski area). Also some blueberries to be found.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, August 10, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,260'
Destination: Thorn Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:35
Trailhead Elevation: 1,210'
Summit Elevation: 2,282'
Vertical Gain: 1,072'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:40
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,172'

Looking at Carter Notch from Thorn Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Carter Notch from Thorn Mountain

Topographic map of Thorn Mountain

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