Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King Trail

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White Mountain National Forest

Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King Trail is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Jefferson, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2,729 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

views

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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. Winter parking is in two expansion lots just to the east and west of Starr King Road on Rt 2. https://goo.gl/maps/Qjf7RvwDb7R2TGCv5 The parking area is not plowed and you should not block Starr King Rd.

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5 hours ago

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4 days ago

Beautiful trail - esp after Mt Starr King. Microspikes needed about half way up. Very buggy.

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5 days ago

nice hike. ice/snow at about 3k feet but very doable with spikes. Views are best at starr king

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5 days ago

Great first 4,000 footer of the season. After about a mile ice begins and then ice/snow continues all the way to the summit. Would recommend micro spikes but we made it with hiking shoes and trekking poles. Amazing view from Star King and the summit.

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6 days ago

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7 days ago

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7 days ago

Trail was closed when I started up the hill, but upon returning the signage and gates were gone so I’m assuming it’s now open. Trail still has a lot of ice and snow above 3000 ft. Definitely recommend spikes. But good hike overall. Buggy so prepare for that as well, as with any other spring hike.

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9 days ago

Walked the road up and back It helped with the flies Excellent views

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24 days ago

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1 month ago

Amazingly beautiful!!! We did Tecumseh last weekend and we enjoyed this more!! Definitely need microspikes but oh such beautiful scenery with the snow. Thos time just Allie and I.

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1 month ago

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