Mount Stanton Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Mount Stanton Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles
1,066 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




5 days ago

Great hike today! Nice views to the south on the way up of the Saco and Attitash, but as you reach the summit you also have views to the north of the ridge into the National Forest and across to the Iron Mountain ledges, Black Mountain, and Double Head. Be sure to descend at least a little ways toward Mt Pickering. Just a few steps takes you away from the sounds of Rt 302 to a beautiful blueberry meadow and more views to the north. Keep descending into a very quiet zone which you stay in until maybe half way up Pickering. The Pickering summit is not far and has a view past Iron Mountain to Mt Washington. We spent a total of 4 hours on this hike, though we were seriously delayed by blueberries. We will do this again!

1 month ago

Hiked this on easter with a couple buddys, great hike almost no snow. A littile ice here and there..

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3 months ago

First time up today. Great views of Attitash and the Valley. Some sections are quite steep. Out and back in an hour. Slow run/hike.

4 months ago

Did not get to finish this one yet, did this about a month ago and weather was too harsh, and it was too dark, I will definitely be checking this one out again in the future! Was so close to the top before deciding it was better to turn around than get caught in freezing temps at night!

10 months ago

I hike this at least 10 times a season since my house is right near here. 2 steep parts, but the view is worth the climb. I avoid it when wet, as the steep parts are difficult.

10 months ago

Fun hike for experienced hikers. If you can't go for an all day hike, this one will satisfy your cravings. The steep parts will remind you of bigger mountains. The views from White Ledge and Mt Stanton summit are worth the trip.

10 months ago

Nice trail, some good viewpoints towards the top. Some nice steep bits but with enough trees and alternative routes to pick your way through.

Bit hard to find the start, right by someone's driveway, but once you're on it just follow the yellow markers.

11 months ago

Agree with the previous ratings. Couple of tough spots - after the 1 mile mark. Watch your step coming down

Had a bit of a problem locating the start. Next to the driveway of the home located near the signs.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A few steep parts which will get the heart pumping but overall a fairly easy hour+ hike up. Great views of the valley and Attitash with nice overlooks. Bring lunch! Rewarding.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Today we broke trail to top of Mt Stanton . Definitely need snowshoes as snow quite deep in areas. Yellow blazes are very spread out in the beginning. Thankfully close together on the steeper parts. When you think you are at top by overlooks your not you still have to climb another 200 ft vertically. Interesting little challenge area. You'll know when you get there. We came down through the trees.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Completed 7/29/16. Nice hike. We stayed in the neighborhood near the trail head and glad we checked it out. Got my blood pumping and has some steep sections but fine if you're in decent shape and take your time. Some very nice views on the top of Mt. Stanton. Did not see any signs to designate peak but there are a few nice overlooks. Next time will continue to Mt. Pickering and beyond.

Friday, July 08, 2016

A nice hike nearby to where we stayed. A little steeper than I anticipated, but still doable with the dog, and a 10 and 11 year old.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Easy to find the trail head but no place to park except on the side of the road. Pretty easy hike with only a couple steep sections. Some nice views on the way up and great views from the top.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

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