Mt. Pisgah Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 1,634' 498 m
Descent: -1,634' -498 m
High: 2,776' 846 m
Low: 1,300' 396 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)
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“A short, steep climb with great views of Lake Willoughby and Mt. Hor.”— PJ Skywalker
Expect numerous extended climbs, followed by some fairly flat sections. The first viewpoint to the west is located at about the one-mile mark. You are near the summit once you begin to encounter exposed granite. This section also offers a view to the south of Burke Mountain and New Hampshire on a clear day.
Do not expect a view from the summit (marked by a small sign)—gently descend a couple hundred yards along North Trail until you reach a sign indicating a western overlook. Proceed down a steep, gullied path to a cliff-top for great views of the lake.
Back on the North Trail, continue another couple hundred yards north to another west-facing lookout, and a little further to a lookout facing northwest. Once you are done enjoying the views, run out (south) down the same path, and mind the exposed granite going downhill.
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