Mount Isolation

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Mount Isolation is a 15.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Distance: 15.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,740 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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washed out
1 month ago

Grueling trail. Partly because it was raining. For hardcore hikers this can be rewarding. First half of the trail follows a river a long it’s short cliffs (20-30 ft at times). This can be dangerous in certain areas if it’s raining or if there are leaves covering your footing as some parts hug the cliffs pretty closely. In certain areas the trail is washed off or a land slide has taken it. Also most of the first half is like a roller coaster bringing you up and down before you even start scaling the mountain. It will tire you out before the second half. There are no markers for most of this trail. So be sure to leave marks in the leaves during this time for your later egress. There are many areas you can walk off the trail and get lost if you’re not paying attention. Especially at the river fork where the first two trails separate. Look for rock piles to guide you. The second half is a typical white mountain scramble. But you have two peaks and it can feel long and grueling. It appears the recent wind storms has put a lot of tree debris you will need to scale as well. And in some areas on the ridge there are widow makes (large trees about to fall down and only being held by smaller ones). Be careful and try not to disturb the area. It’s a tough hike but when you get to the top you feel pretty accomplished.

hiking
4 months ago