Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Jefferson, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2759 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

Beautiful trail through open hardwoods to great view of Northern Presidentials 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.

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4 days ago

First 4k. Only 47 more to go. A good solid hike. Liked the hike between Starr king and Waumbek. Great view off Starr. Glad to have done it dont think ill do again unless its with someone else trying to complete the 48

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13 days ago

Hiked up Saturday, still some snow for the last 200 ft. I was unprepared in sneakers, but it was still doable. The gray jays were out and it was a beautiful day. Views are better at the summit of Mt. Starr King but it was a pleasant hike between the two summits.

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1 month ago

great winter hike.

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2 months ago

as stated by others, this is a very good winter hike, due to the steady, medium incline. No real steep sections to climb with snowshoes, and if you pick the right day like we did, the views are awesome from both peaks.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

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Sunday, December 08, 2013

I heard there was not views during the summer but this makes an awesome hike in the winter. I did this in mid March 2013 and I was standing on 6 feet of snow. This is advantage because you are almost above tree line. Highly recommend this is a winter hike.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Sunday, May 27, 2012