York Pond Trailhead: Travel on US Route 3N toward Groveton for 9.6 miles. Turn right onto NH Route 110E; drive 17.6 miles. Turn right on York Pond Road, the access road to the Berlin Fish Hatchery. Follow York Pond Road for 7.1 miles to the York Pond Trailhead. Be advised, the gate across the hatchery road, five miles in, may be closed between 4PM to 8AM; plan accordingly. If you park outside the gate, this will add 4.2 miles of road walking to your hike.
9.8 miles round trip via York Pond, Bunnell Notch, and Kilkenny Ridge Trails – 2,700’ ascent
One of New Hampshire’s forty-eight 4,000 footers that draw many hikers to the state, Mount Cabot is the farthest north. Follow York Pond Trail for 0.2 miles before reaching Bunnell Notch Trail on the right. Follow Bunnell Notch trail for 2.7 miles, crossing several small streams and one larger stream, to the height of land. After a slight descent, the trail reaches its first junction with the Kilkenny Ridge Trail. Stay on the Bunnell Notch Trail another 0.1 miles to its second junction with Kilkenny Ridge Trail, on the right. Head north on the Kilkenny Ridge Trail 1.9 miles toward the summit of Mount Cabot, passing the Mount Cabot Trail on the left after 0.3 miles. Shortly before the summit, stop to explore the Mount Cabot cabin and enjoy views to the southwest and northeast. Continue to the true summit, which is wooded, and return the way you came.
These trails are within the US Forest Service White Mountain National Forest. For more information, please contact:
US Forest Service
Recreation and Trail Coordinator
Phone: (802) 767-4261 x530
Check for nearby geocaches to Mount Cabot.
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