Mount Wantastiquet State Forest
From Brattleboro, VT: cross the Connecticut River on Bridge Street/NH-119/Brattleboro Road. Once on the NH side of the river, take an immediate left onto Mountain Road and travel 0.2-miles to the trailhead and parking area at the end of the road.
From Hinsdale, NH: travel west (north) on NH-119. Pass the Hinsdale Raceway and Walmart on the right and continue for 3 miles before taking a right on Mountain Road just before the bridge to VT. Travel 0.2 miles to the trailhead and parking area at the end of the road.
The Wantastiquet Mountain Trail begins between the two granite posts near the parking on the right side of Mountain Road. For most of its extent, the trail follows an old gravel road with many switchbacks. Side trails access a small waterfall near the trailhead and several viewpoints mid-mountain. After ascending 1,100 feet over 2 miles, the trail passes a rock promontory with excellent views across the Connecticut River Valley. In another 0.1 miles, the trail passes near the true summit of Mount Wantastiquet at a clearing for the communication tower. Continuing east, hikers may access Mine Ledge Trail and then Ann Stokes Loop on the backside of Wantastiquet (not shown). A side trail descends due south along a gulch emerging onto NH-119 0.8-miles from the trailhead on Mountain Road.
Visit the New Hampshire Division of Forests & Lands online for more information, or contact:
New Hampshire Division of Forests & Lands
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2214
Check for nearby geocaches to Mount Wantastiquet State Forest.
Leave No Trace Principle
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared for extreme weather. Bring rain/wind gear, warm clothing, and matches/fire starters.