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West Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (8)

This is the most direct route to the summit of Mt. Cardigan.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.3

KM

61%

Runnable

3,133' 955 m

High

2,007' 612 m

Low

1,127' 343 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

From the Summer Parking lot, this trail winds its way through dense new growth forest. Closer to the summit of Mt. Cardigan, the trail becomes rocky and steep, with the final half mile on steep bedrock. The view is worth the climb!

This is the final descent of the Mt. Cardigan Super Loop!

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Simon Pendleton

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 8 votes

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  3.8 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#261

in New Hampshire

#11,033

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Photos

Mt. Cardigan
Jul 10, 2015 near Grafton, NH
Summit view
Jul 10, 2015 near Grafton, NH
Summit of Mt. Cardigan with fire tower (photo looking NW).
Jul 5, 2015 near Grafton, NH
West Ridge Trail near summit view southest toward Canaan, NH.
Aug 3, 2018 near Grafton, NH
Junction between West and South Ridge Trails.
Jul 5, 2015 near Grafton, NH

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