Mount Cabot Trail

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Mount Cabot Trail is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Milan, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,828 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

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bird watching

forest

lake

views

wildlife

This wooded summit has some nice views on the way up to make up for it. The summit is reached via the Bunnell Notch Trail which is more like an old wagon road through the woods and then joins the Kilkenny Ridge Trail to the summit. On the way you will pass Bunnell Rock with great views to the south. The old Mt. Cabot Trail to the southwest is no longer open to the public so this is the easiest route to the top at just under 8 miles. If you are into camping near summits the Cabot Cabin on the south end of the summit ridge offers a roof over your head but no heat source. Make sure to stop at the fish hatchery on the way out to check out some big fish in the ponds.

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28 days ago

Great hike. Views were meh. However there were a ton of wild flowers all along the hike. Bring your bug spray. when we parked the car the mosquitos were literally attached to the car waiting for us to come out. Once you start hiking they don't bother you. this is a dog friendly trail that is easy for them to navigate. There was a lot of mud and water so bring a towel to clean them off.

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2 months ago

Was a good day in the woods. Don’t do it for the views but bc it’s 4K. Started in drizzle, had tons of mud, a nightmare monorail and very deep snow from the cabin to the summit. Micro spikes sufficient. Enjoyed the day, glad we missed the rain.

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6 months ago

Not my favorite 4,000 footer, but not a bad hike overall. The gate was left open and the road was plowed which is a big plus. Trail was fairly well packed as we started. It snowed the entire hike but it wasn't heavy, maybe 3" of accumulation throughout the 4 hours we were on the trail. The top was great because we encountered a Canadian Jay which was fun to interact with and feed from your hand. The hike down was easy on the knees due to the new snowfall.

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10 months ago

Great hike but found it kind of long. It starts out at an easy grade and is very beautiful with brooks and waterfalls. The last 1.7 miles is steep and seems to take forever, but there are some views on the way, a cool hut, more views above the hut. The hike from here to the summit is easy. The summit is wooded but cool, we enjoyed this hike and would do again.

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Saturday, July 07, 2018

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.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

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.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

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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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Climbed this doing the 48. Hike was pretty straight foward. Nice view of ledge on route up. Cabin made for good lunch spot. Summit wooded. looped the trail by headung to the Bulge tjen the Horn. Great views of Horn. Then headed down to Unknown pond and followed trail back. Dont see myself doing this again but good workout and 1 more 4k off the list

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Found the terrain very good and entertaining. Lots of dips and turns, but not tough terrain until we got to the part where we could not follow the trail due to snow and not being broken out. followed another set of tracks up over the cliffs but did rejoin the main trail and eventually the summit. a very good hike overall.

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Pretty good terrain, we did the longer part first which was about 8 miles and tented out and then did the last 3 miles out the following day

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