Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Jefferson, NH that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.5 miles 2660 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash






Beautiful trail through open hardwoods to great view of Northern Presidentials The trail starts off through a beautiful hardwood forest with an open feel with out any leaves on the trees. The grade begins as a steady, gentle incline and never gets very steep. At 3,000 feet the hard woods are replaced by evergreens, creating a cozy feel as you approach the summit of Starr King. The best views are from Starr King to the south overlooking a vast plain and the entire Presidential Range. The trail continues on at the large stone fireplace left from a former shelter. The summit of Waumbek is wooded, but the walk over from Starr King is beautiful.

2 years ago

I heard there was not views during the summer but this makes an awesome hike in the winter. I did this in mid March 2013 and I was standing on 6 feet of snow. This is advantage because you are almost above tree line. Highly recommend this is a winter hike.