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AMC and the AT Did you know that the AMC maintains more than 300 miles of the Appalachian Trail, including 105.4 miles in the White Mountains and the Mahoosucs? As part of AMC’s outdoor stewardship work, helping to maintain and preserve the Appalachian Trail is paramount to our conservation efforts. Working in conjunction with other…

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MT. GARFIELD | 4,500′ | Moderate to Strenuous A trip to Mt. Garfield’s rocky summit (4,500 ft.) rewards hikers with a panoramic view of the surrounding Franconia Ridge and Franconia and Lincoln Brooks valleys. Note: for complete trail descriptions, times, elevation, trailhead directions, and major features, see the AMC White Mountain Guide. Suggested Routes Moderate-Strenuous:…

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Jerry and Marcy Monkman ZEALAND MOUNTAIN | 4,260′ | Strenuous The summit of Zealand Mountain (4,260 feet) is wooded and viewless, but the trip is nonetheless worthwhile when hikers include a stop at the nearby Zeacliff outlook along the way. Note: for complete trail descriptions, times, elevation, trailhead directions, and major features, see the AMC…

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Fred Shirley WILDCAT MOUNTAIN | 4,422′ | Strenuous Wildcat Mountain (4,422′), located in the Carter-Moriah Range, offers dramatic, close-up views of Carter Notch and Carter Dome from its summit. Wildcat’s D Peak (4,062′), home to Wildcat Ski Area, is considered an independent 4,000-footer and offers excellent views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range from…

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Jerry and Marcy Monkman WEST BOND | 4,540′ | Strenuous West Bond (4,540 ft.), a spur of Mount Bond in the southern Twin range, offers extensive views of the White Mountains with virtually no sign of human interference in the form of buildings or roads from the summit. Note: for complete trail descriptions, times, elevation,…

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Fred Shirley north TRIPYRAMID (4,180′) | Middle Tripyramid (4,140′) | South Tripyramid (4,100′) | strenuous The Tripyramid massif includes three peaks: North Tripyramid (4,180′), Middle Tripyramid (4,140′), and South Tripyramid (4,100′). The latter peak is not considered an official 4,000 footer because there is not a sufficient change in altitude between its neighboring peak. The…

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Laura Hurley SOUTH TWIN MTN. | 4,902′ | Strenuous South Twin Mountain (4,902 feet) offers sweeping views to the south of the Franconia Ridge and Franconia Brook valleys. Note: for complete trail descriptions, times, elevation, trailhead directions, and major features, see the AMC White Mountain Guide. Suggested Routes Strenuous: South Twin’s summit is reached by…

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Jerry and Marcy Monkman SOUTH KINSMAN | 4,358′ | Strenuous South Kinsman (4358′) is the highest point on the Kinsman-Cannon Ridge. Note: for complete trail descriptions, times, elevation, trailhead directions, and major features, see the AMC White Mountain Guide. Suggested Routes Strenuous: South Kinsman is accessed by the Kinsman Ridge Trail, which is part of…

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Jerry and Marcy Monkman SOUTH CARTER MOUNTAIN | 4,430′ | MODERATE TO Strenuous In the midst of the Carter-Moriah Range, South Carter Mountain (4,430′), fails to provide any views from its wooded peak, but offers hikers the opportunity to explore the beauty of a typical high-elevation White Mountain boreal forest. Note: for complete trail descriptions,…

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Fred Shirley NORTH TWIN MTN. | 4,761′ | Strenuous North Twin Mountain (4,761 feet), adjacent to the taller South Twin Mountain, offers a challenging climb to superb outlook ledges near its summit. Note: for complete trail descriptions, times, elevation, trailhead directions, and major features, see the AMC White Mountain Guide. Suggested Routes Strenuous: North Twin’s…

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