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West Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (6)

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


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.3

KM

Point to Point

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

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  3.5 from 6 votes

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Trail Rankings

#547

in New Hampshire

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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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Oct 6, 2020
Tom Clark
Fun, quick hike! Great jaunt through the woods and a challenging early morning climb in the fog to the summit 3mi — 2h 00m
May 19, 2019
Jo Beltre
6.6mi — 3h 29m
Sep 22, 2018
Aleksandar Petakov
Jul 30, 2018
Steve H
Time is approximate. Need to time next hike. 1.2mi
Aug 8, 2017
Matthew Geason
Jul 2, 2017
Carl Lambrecht
Dec 2, 2016
Will Coates
4.3mi