Trails were packed, and in great conditions. Hike by - Mountain Range, Ranges in New Hampshire Drive 15.2 miles and turn right to stay on Route 4 West. Mount Moosilauke terrain. Other VT mountain ranges. Mount Twin, South Peak (You will see a Cardigan Mountain State Forest sign here) Drive until you come to the parking lot. This is the second time I have hiked this mountain. Popular mentions. Mount Isolation Pemigewasset Wilderness Mount Monroe Mount Osceola Killington Peak Overall a great hike! Drive 1.2 miles and continue straight through the traffic circle to stay on Route 4 West. Mount Twin, North Peak Presidential Range Almost at the summit of Mount Cardigan from the West Ridge Trail on August 11, 2014. Mount Cardigan MODERATE Dayhike: 3.3 miles (2.5 hours) — 25 miles from Hanover The bare rocky summit of Mount Cardigan, at 3,155 feet, affords a panoramic view stretching from rural New Hampshire in the foreground to the summits of the White Mountains in the distance. Hiking info, trail maps, and 221 trip reports from Mount Cardigan (3,155 ft) in the Appalachian Mountains of New Hampshire Northern Ranges 1,732 ft. Elev Gain. High Peaks edit text. Elevation: 3,156′ Mt Cardigan State Park was a really fun hike. Saddleback Mountain Mount Tecumseh Cannon Mountain Hiked on April 25th. Mount Bond Snow tomorrow and Friday will change that." AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. We drove up Friday night and camped out at the tent site which is really close to the AMC hut. Mahoosuc Mount Cardigan is a prominent bare-rock summit in the towns of Orange and Alexandria in western New Hampshire, USA.While its peak is only 3,155 feet (962 m) above sea level, it has extensive areas of bare granite ledges and alpine scrub, giving it the feel to hikers of a much higher mountain.Most of the summit area was denuded by devastating forest fires in 1855. The conditions made for some challenging scrambles towards the top through snow, ice and water. I was lucky enough to find someone to give me a ride to a different trail head to be able to reach the summit instead of having to back track the way I came. Mount Tripyramid, Middle Peak It was a little tough at the end being all ledge, but we made it! The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Cardigan. Baxter State Park Mount Osceola, East Peak Dogs are also able to use this trail. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Mount Waumbek Overview. Cardigan Mountain State Park spans 5,655 acres and is an excellent area for hiking. Mt. I had climbed Mount Monadnock previously, but it was on Cardigan that I truly found my love for the mountains. Mount Cardigan (3155 feet/962 meters), 18 miles (29 km) due east of Lebanon in Orange, New Hampshire (), offers an appealing 3-hour mountain hike.. In 1855 a forest fire devastated the summit and left behind the bare granite mountaintop that is still there now. Beautiful day hiking Mount Cardigan. Bring crampons and if approaching from the east (Holt Trail) an ice axe because the summit is exposed it is … Note the last roughly half mile of this trail is all open rock slabs, so if it is wet or icy, please plan accordingly. Cardigan can be climbed at any time of year, though April and May are not recommended due to mud season and June is home to black fly season. Zealand Mountain, Vermont This way: great for families. Would do again! Note the last roughly half mile of this trail is all open rock slabs, so if it is wet or icy, please plan accordingly. To get back to the parking lot, retrace your steps the same way you came up. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. View from the first peak walking over to Cardigan was incredible! From there we followed the Clark Trail down, then to the Holt Cutoff, and eventually the lower portion of the Holt Trail, back to the lodge. Sugarloaf Mountain, NH 4,000 footers Ossipee Mountains View all NH mountain ranges Wapack Range Drive 0.6 miles and turn right onto Cardigan Mountain Road. Franconia Range Range Spaulding Mountain In 1855, a forest fire destroyed most of the trees at the top of the mountain, which has left it as the bald that you see today. Overall it was a fun hike. Mount Ellen Mar-May; Jun-Aug; Sep-Nov; Dec-Feb; Language. Pilot Range This is a easy loop trail to Cardigan South Peak in Cardigan Mountain State Park. Cardigan, we came to a fork in the trail called Grand Junction. Hiking Time: Typical: 4:15 : Outing Duration: Typical: 6:30 : Season: Summer: Hike Date: 06/21/2008 (Saturday) Weather: Clear and sunny: Author: Sue Murphy: Companion: Seventeen SDHers : Route Summary This is a loop hike starting at AMC's Cardigan Lodge, climbing up to Orange Mountain (a.k.a. Baldface-Royce Range Track II (moderate to advanced). Mount Tripyramid, North Peak Nice trail NH 4,000 footers in Winter I would recommend it and do it again. I love this mountain and have done it before. Mount Mansfield, Maine Mount Katahdin, Baxter Peak Trailwrights 72 summit club North Brother Mountain It took me about 25 minutes from car to summit, but this is when the fun began. Eastern White Mountains, Ranges in Vermont Overview. The Back 80 trail was easy to lose at times on the way up, so the map was helpful with that, but once you start climbing its obvious. (You will pass a junction with the South Ridge Trail and a trail to Rimrock before reaching the summit.) 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