Signal Ridge Trail

Signal Ridge Trail near Franconia, NH


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
6 miles
4hours
difficult
Snowshoeing, Hiking
Summer, Fall, Spring
Franconia, NH
User chris48

The trail starts off easy and follows the river that comes down from Carrigan Pond. You have to cross over two streams, but there are rocks that you can jump across. In the spring however the water is high and you might have to wade across. After about an hour the trail breaks from the river and starts to climb steeply. Here the trail narrows to single file and for the rest of the climb the trail is very rough. It is cut out, but it is mostly piles of bolders and big roots. It zigzags up the mountain, it doesn't go straight up. Two and a half hours from here you start to come above the tree line and you might think that you are at the peak but you're not. There are some geat views from here and a good place to take a break, but there is still about a half hour left to climb to until the peak. Once you get to the peak you know that it is totally worth the climb. From the top of Mt. Carrigan you are given the most spectacular view of the White Mountains there is. There is a platform at the top that offers the only total 360 degree view, and if you can get up there on a clear day, it will be the best sights ever.

Directions:

93 N to exit 35 (Route 3)

Route 3 to US Highway 302

US Highway 302 to Sawyer River Rd.

Sawyer River Rd. to Signal Ridge Trailhead




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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