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I hiked this Saturday 8/11/18 it was a beautiful day the trail was great. Mount Starr King had a beautiful view.

Fantastic scenery

A Hidden Gem. Theres 5 great scenic vistas along the trail with different angles of pinkham notch. It gets steep towards the top but its atleast well groomed and stable.

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22 days ago

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25 days ago

Someone said it earlier, road to the path was a yawn, but the trail itself was amazing. Challenging for sure going up the ledge trail but nice and easy route back to the car. That’s were able to scramble up easily. AMAZING VIEWS!!!!!

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1 month ago

Good hike. Beautiful skyline.

This is a terrific relatively easy hike in/out. Well maintained trail. We saw only a few other people Went up past the A Trail shelter.

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1 month ago

Enjoyed this hike. First 3.2 miles have an easy grade with good footing. The trail follows a creek/stream which helped keep us cool on a particularly hot day. The last 1.5ish increases in grade and become more rocky, but never difficult. The view from Bunnell Rock was gorgeous. The actual summit has no views, but just before it are views to both the east and west. The cabin was cool to see as well.

I enjoyed this trail because of its different terains and great views. Also because of the history of Star King! This was his favorite vacation spot :)
*If staying in the area try the Applebrook B&B.

This was an awesome hike. The whole trail was quite gradual and in great condition. The views from Starr King were awesome as we watched the smoke from the cog ascending to the summit of Mt. Washington. The trail between Starr King and Waumbek is clear and easy. There’s an opening just past the summit you can see the Presidential Range from. Was surprised to find Jack-in-the-Pulpit plants trailside on this hike. Very cool.

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2 months ago

Great views for a relatively small payout. I've hiked it in all kinds of weather. Be careful if it's raining. The trail requires navigating up a smooth, open rock incline that can be quite slick when wet. Great views of the northern side of the Presedentials as well as Gorham, NH up top.

Perfect day for a hike. The trail is dry down below but at about 1,000' elevation gain you get some ice and compacted snow (12May18). It gets heavier as you go then you have more stretches of "monorail" compacted snow and some risk of slipping and post-holing. I had spikes with me but never put them on (I also had my poles which helped). The trail conditions were a bit annoying but fun "skiing" your way down! The views from Starr King were awesome and with all the blow down there's a 2nd spot just past the Waumbec summit with views. Enjoy!

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3 months ago

Moderate climb. Clear but muddy at the bottom, icy (monorail most of the way) and mashed potatoes. Bring your spikes. No view on Mt Waumbek but Star King was beautiful.

Much fun, much slipping & sliding. The snow was slushy, used microspikes, pretty easy hike. Spent about a solid hour on the peak. If you wanna start trail running on mountain trails after a long time, this is a good place to start.

IMPORTANT: Great views of the snow capped Presidential range are available only on the spot beyond the peak. There would be finches on the ledge.

Happy Hiking. Stay safe.

Perfect weather and the view from Starr King was splendid. Wonderful fairly early start made it so the mud was not an issue on the way up. The top is still very snow covered but packed so no post holes. It was in the 40's when we reached the top of Waumbek and in the 60's by the time we got to the bottom of Starr King. Unfortunately the Spring thaw has started so from the time we left the evergreens, through the hardwoods and down to the parking lot was quite slushy, muddy, and slippery. We only met two other men on Monday but when we went by on Sunday the parking lot was filled. It really was a nice weather weekend for getting some climbing in.

Gorgeous day up this mountain. All the hard work on the way up lead to a nice pay off. Great views from Starr King and they aren’t bad from the peak either. The jay hawks love the visitors. Did this in spikes today, mashed potatoes on the way out and lots of friendly hikers.

Not steep at all (Do Liberty, that is steep). Easy to hike. Trail is well packed but I still recommend snow shoes so you don't destroy the trail. Good views on Starr King, nothing much on Waumbek. Not worth sacrificing a whole day for and getting only one 4000 footer. Glad to scratch this off the list.

It’s a very unique hike, and easy as well but there are NO summit views which is a real bummer but its a good easy hike!

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4 months ago

A lovely late winter hike! You can park on York Pond Road with no worries about the gate, as of yet, this late in the year. Our ascent was pretty slow with snowshoes, but coming down was easy. Trail is well packed as of this weekend, snowshoes still required.

Perfect for your first winter 4k. Views from Starr King are AMAZING and will give you the courage you need (or maybe, don't need) to continue on the ridge to Waumbek. Take care when parking your car in the winter though, there's a large lot on Rt. 2 just across from the turn for Starr King Road where you can park! Someone got their car stuck on Starr King Rd. when we were hiking. A great place to see the grey jays, btw.

Well broken and marked trail. Beautiful in the winter with moderate inclines and stretches of flat terrain

Gorgeous in the winter

Nice little hike. Easier than most N.H. 48 4K’s. Nice view at the top of Mt. Starr king. No views at Waumbek.

Great view, not crowded

Wonderful views of the changing colors. A good hike with some steep climbs.

Lovely moderate hike with a decent view at the top. It was a clear day and were able to see the top of Mt Washington and the weather station. It was a NH 4000 footer as well

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10 months ago

Relatively easy but long 4000 footer with no view at the top. Wouldn't do it again unless you are trying to bag the NH 4000 footers!

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10 months ago

Fairly average hike. It was very warm and humid. Great view at Bunnell Rock which makes up for the lack of views at the summit. I didn't make the loop over the Bulge and Horn. The 1st mile is level but overgrown, I collected quite a few things walking through (slugs etc) got them off and put them back. Cabin was neat stopped on the way up and the way back.

Very Steep hike. Unusually warm and humid this past weekend. The hike is manageable but felt way more draining after hiking 5 other mountains the previous days. Nice old well at the beginning of the hike. We did see a lot of moose tracks towards the top of the mountain but didn't see any moose.

Entering fair warning - the road is gravel and there are pockets where if you have a small car you could find yourself stuck.

1/2 on a dirt road - yawn, 1/2 the best trail around.

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