Straightback Mountain

HARD 33 reviews
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Straightback Mountain is a 7.6 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
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1929 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

9 days ago

was a good hike.

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27 days ago

This was a bit confusing. It was a bit hard to find the trail head on multiple occasions. The trail was super easy though (once i figured it out), and the view at the top was lovely. It was kind of crowded even for a week day. Super super easy hike, would definitely recommend for beginners and children. Nothing super exciting for avid hikers though.

2 months ago

awesome trail, not very well marked at the peak. The dog's loved it.

2 months ago

It's a good hike, however it is not very well marked.

8 months ago

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

8 months 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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8 months 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.

10 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.

hiking
10 months ago

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

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Friday, March 10, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

private property. could not get thru.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

nice climb!

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Good views and not crowded at all.

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Was a little difficult finding the trail head. GPS directs you to private property. If you park at end of Jesus Valley Rd then walk in to old stage Rd dirt road you will see trail marker to the right a few 100 feet in. Was beautiful day lots of leaves and loose rock steep sections watch your footing, but so worth it. No one on the trail until I met a couple at summit over from Mt Major trail.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Visited both north and south peaks of Straightback while including Major. Once away from the Mt. Major trails I did not see a single other person until I reached the south peak.

hiking
Monday, November 04, 2013

Reached this summit on a loop hike across the interior Belknap Mtns. Not a soul around at the summit and did not see anyone on my entire 12 mile loop. The day encompassed amazing weather with nice foliage and comfortable weather. Some of the trails were mere footpaths which made for careful travel. Such a great hike for anyone who enjoys solitude!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

mount straightback is incredible! so hidden and secluded compared to mount major! there was absolutely no one on the summit or the trail - i had the whole place to myself! although not as open as mount major, mount straightback has some beautiful views as well. i would highly recommend it!

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