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Recommended Routes in Cardigan State Park - 1

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Favorite Mt. Cardigan
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Cardigan Super Loop

9.7 mi 15.6 km 3,074' Up 936.89 m Up 3,075' Down 937.16 m Down

Grafton, NH

Cardigan State Park Running

  • 43 Miles 70 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 11 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Cardigan State Park - 15

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9.3 mi 15.0 km #1Elwell Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Alexandria, NH
Intermediate/Difficult
Alexandria, NH
3.0 mi 4.8 km #2Clark Trail
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
2.1 mi 3.3 km #3Mowglis Trail
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Woodland Trail
Easy
Alexandria, NH
Easy
Alexandria, NH
2.9 mi 4.7 km #5Back 80 Trail
Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
1.6 mi 2.5 km #6Vistamont Trail
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Alexandria Ski Trail
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Back 80 Loop Link
Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
0.4 mi 0.7 km #9Upper Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
Easy/Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
1.5 mi 2.3 km #10West Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
3.9 mi 6.3 km #11Skyland Trail
Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
1.8 mi 2.9 km #12Holt Trail
Very Difficult
Alexandria, NH
Very Difficult
Alexandria, NH
2.2 mi 3.6 km #13Manning Trail
Difficult
Alexandria, NH
Difficult
Alexandria, NH
0.3 mi 0.5 km #14Hurricane Gap Trail
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
1.2 mi 1.9 km #15South Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate
Grafton, NH

Photos of Cardigan State Park - 12

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Looking southeast over a beaver meadow in the headwaters of Davis Brook
Feb 10, 2018 near Alexandria, NH
View with a steep dropoff.
Dec 13, 2017 near Grafton, NH
View up the ski trail from Holt.
Oct 3, 2020 near Alexandria, NH
Mt. Cardigan
Jul 10, 2015 near Grafton, NH
Summit view
Jul 10, 2015 near Grafton, NH
West Ridge Trail near summit view southest toward Canaan, NH.
Aug 3, 2018 near Grafton, NH
Summit of Mt. Cardigan with fire tower (photo looking NW).
Jul 5, 2015 near Grafton, NH
Photo from the Skyland Trail looking north toward the summit of Mt. Cardigan
Jul 5, 2015 near Grafton, NH
Elwell Trail sign a short distance from Mowglis/Elwell junction.
Feb 10, 2018 near Grafton, NH
The junction between Skyland and Vistamont Trail on the summit of Gilman Mtn (photo looking east down Vistamont Trail).
Jul 5, 2015 near Grafton, NH
Junction between West and South Ridge Trails.
Jul 5, 2015 near Grafton, NH
Holt Trail and Manning Trail Junction.
Jul 5, 2015 near Alexandria, NH