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Recommended Routes in Cardigan State Park - 1

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Favorite Mt. Cardigan
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Cardigan State Park Hiking

  • 29 Miles 47 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Cardigan State Park - 16

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9.3 mi 15.0 km #1Elwell Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alexandria, NH
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Alexandria, NH
3.0 mi 4.8 km #2Clark Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
1.8 mi 2.9 km #3Holt Trail
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Alexandria, NH
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Alexandria, NH
1.5 mi 2.3 km #4West Ridge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
2.2 mi 3.6 km #5Manning Trail
Difficult Difficult
Alexandria, NH
Difficult Difficult
Alexandria, NH
2.1 mi 3.3 km #6Mowglis Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
2.9 mi 4.7 km #7Back 80 Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
Intermediate Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
1.6 mi 2.5 km #8Vistamont Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Alexandria Ski Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
Intermediate Intermediate
Grafton, NH
0.4 mi 0.7 km #10Upper Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Alexandria, NH
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Alexandria, NH

Photos of Cardigan State Park - 12

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

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