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Clark Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
74% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 53' 16 m
Descent: -1,717' -523 m
High: 3,115' 950 m
Low: 1,400' 427 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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Trail shared by Simon Pendleton

A moderate trail full of trees and a great view from the top!

Simon Pendleton

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

Open to foot traffic year round.

Runner Notes

Save a little energy for the last push, it's a steep one!

Description

Starting on Shem Valley Road, the trail heads west just before the AMC lodge. Park and hit the trail! Soon you'll intersect the Woodland Trail which parallels the Clark Trail for a little while

When the trails split, stay to the right and head north. The trail then begins to climb the east face of the main massif. The Holt-Clark Cutoff trail will come in on your right, but continue up the ridge, passing the AMC High Cabin before joining the West Ridge Trail at the Fire Wardens Cabin.

From there, head straight up the summit cone for one last push to the top!

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#170

in New Hampshire

#7,364

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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

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