Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King Trail

MODERATE 33 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 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
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2759 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

snow

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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1 day ago

Very Steep hike. Unusually warm and humid this past weekend. The hike is manageable but felt way more draining after hiking 5 other mountains the previous days. Nice old well at the beginning of the hike. We did see a lot of moose tracks towards the top of the mountain but didn't see any moose.

Entering fair warning - the road is gravel and there are pockets where if you have a small car you could find yourself stuck.

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2 months ago

good hike not much of a view

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2 months ago

Fairly easy hike. View is beautiful past the peak of Mt Waumbek. Our first of 48 is complete!!!

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2 months ago

#12 4K for me. I went on 7/3/17 Trail was pretty muddy and slick from the massive rain we had a few days ago, otherwise a pretty easy trail. The views on Starr king were great. The connector trail between Starr King and Waimbek, even though muddy,was really nice. Found a lot little lookout about 100 yards past Waumbek's summit.

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3 months 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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4 months 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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