Straightback Mountain

HARD 19 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.

7.8 miles
2063 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Connecting trails from nearby peaks that makeup the Belknap Range

8 days ago

12 days 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.

13 days ago

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

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5 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.

7 months ago

private property. could not get thru.

8 months ago

9 months ago

Saturday, July 16, 2016

nice climb!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Good views and not crowded at all.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Saturday, December 12, 2015

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.

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.

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!

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!