Straightback Mountain

HARD 26 reviews
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Straightback Mountain is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Alton Bay, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2063 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Connecting trails from nearby peaks that makeup the Belknap Range

27 days ago

Hard but worth it. Take the long way from the Mt Major parking lot for added distance.

28 days ago

We tried accessing the trail off Mount Major Highway, onto Jesus Valley Road (turns into a dirt road), about 500 feet before the trail mark, there were signs up for private property, no trespassing on both sides of the road. We had to tie a round and were not able to access trail from there. Just a heads up...

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28 days ago

Took the red up and orange blazes down. Much better than parking at busy Mt Major trail. Take the dirt trail next to the private driveway then look for the red trail sign.

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3 months ago

Amazing views mountain views with a wild blueberry plain at the top of the mountain. Absolutely stunning. A must see. Not for the faint of heart.

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3 months ago

Quite trail in places went on to Mt. Anna also.

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8 months ago

GPS will take you to private property. The trail starts on the left before you see the private property signs on Jesus Valley Drive. Read the first few signs on the trail carefully, it's a little confusing because there are multiple trails to multiple summits, in addition to a snowmobile trail and a Boy Scout camp. There was a good amount of snow and ice, despite not having much snow this winter. I wish I had brought crampons or something to help provide traction on the steeper and icier parts of the hike. Otherwise, a fun hike with some fantastic views.

10 months ago

private property. could not get thru.

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11 months ago

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

nice climb!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Good views and not crowded at all.