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.
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.
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.