Pumpelly Trail

HARD 49 reviews
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Pumpelly Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dublin, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2214 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

scramble

no dogs

Directions from Dublin, NH: From Dublin Lake's east end follow Lake Road south about .5 mile to reach the trailhead.

hiking
2 days ago

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12 days ago

Use this trail if you want to avoid the crowds and the steep climb on white dot. White dot trail takes you up 1600 feet in 1.5 miles while this one covers 2000 feet in 4 miles.

Parking is off road. But it's oke as I saw only around 10 cars on a bright Saturday morning at 65 Fahrenheit.

Initial 1 mile is quite easy and a nature walk rather than climb. The gradient becomes more after that. Perfect for warmup. The summit seems really far when you are 60 percent done, but keep at it. It's not as far as it seems.

We started the hike at 10am, reached summit at 1, enjoyed scenes for 30 mins and reached back at 330.

Dublin lake near the trailhead is marked private property, no fishing etc without any clear boundaries so decided not to dip my feet for a pleasant end to the trip. There may be another access point to the lake. Took one star off the rating cos of that.

If you are not sure if you want to travel 2/3 hours to try monadnock, do try the blue hills skyline trail end to end a shot before coming here. Difficulty is same or a bit more.

Next hike, white mountains. :)

12 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

absolutely loved this hike - gorgeous views wherever you turn - easy to follow and diverse terrain - only complaint is how crowded and loud it was at the top

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Did it today. Tiny bit of mud at the start but 99.5% of the trail was still snow/ice covered. Def better going first thing in the morning while the snow is hard. I put spikes on once it got steep. Took about 3 hours round trip. I'd say it's on the harder side of moderate. I don't think I'd says it's hard though. Great views once the climb started. Can't wait to come back this summer.

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Late November on a Saturday. Very few other hikers. Strenuous in parts, but a great ridge hike once you've gotten some elevation underneath you.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome trail. Getting up to the summit can be a challenge with lots of rocky steps but so worth it!

backpacking
9 months ago