Location: Central New Hampshire
Trip Starts: Pinkham Notch
Trip Ends: Wildcat Mountain
Total Distance: 3 miles
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Difficulty: Difficult
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail
Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trip Type: Day Hike
More Information:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 West Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331


Mackie and I hiked this short section just north of Pinkham Notch with some help from the Wildcat Mountain gondola. We rode it to Wildcat Peak D at 4,063 feet and checked out the views from a wooded platform at the summit. There are five peaks lettered A-E along Wildcat, and the mountain serves as a ski area in the winter time. A number of ski trails descend from the summit, but we followed the Appalachian Trail back to the base of the mountain on N.H. 16 near Pinkham Notch. It’s a short three mile hike on the A.T.

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