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Mt. Crag

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 4.7 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A small mountain with a big attitude and bigger views from the summit ledge.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Out and Back

1,413' 431 m

High

773' 236 m

Low

640' 195 m

Up

640' 195 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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Overview

The Androscoggin Valley is bounded by the larger peaks. This is a smaller peak, lower and closer to the river. It's a great day hike for small kids or a nice time-trial for visiting ultrarunners. The fastest known time for the ascent is 13:26. Go to it!

Description

From the trailhead along Shelburne's North Road, hike an easy 0.3 miles along the Austin Mill Brook Road to the junction with the Yellow Trail. From here, your warm-up is over! The trail climbs through pine and beech forest getting increasingly steep with roots and rocks until you emerge on the summit ledges. Views of Shelburne, the Androscoggin Valley, and northern Presidentials greet you.

This is a great time-trial for those who think they've got pretty good mountain hiking skills, or an even better challenging hike for children from ages 2-10. The views at the top are a great reward. About 0.1 miles past the junction on the Yellow Trail is a set of huge boulders which are very fun to explore.

Flora & Fauna

Lichen and ferns abound.

Shared By:

Charles Danforth

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View west from the summit of Mt. Crag showing Mt. Madison, Adams, and Jefferson as well as the Androscoggin River.
Jun 6, 2019 near Gorham, NH
Shelburne and the Androscoggin River from the summit Ledges
Jun 6, 2019 near Gorham, NH
Panoramic views abound from the top of Mt. Crag.
Jun 14, 2019 near Gorham, NH
View from Mount Crag summit.
Jun 15, 2019 near Gorham, NH

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Sep 8, 2019
Brit B
Great views. 2.8mi — 2h 11m