Mounts Starr King and Waumbek
Starr King Trailhead: Travel on US Route 3S/US Route 2 for 0.2 miles. Bear left onto US Route 2E and continue for 7 miles. Turn left onto Starr King Road and continue until reaching the trailhead. In winter, park in the small lot on the right side of Route 2, across from the start of Starr King Road.
Mount Starr King via the Starr King Trail (5.2 miles round trip - 2,300’ ascent)
Mount Waumbek via the Starr King Trail (6.8 miles round trip - 2,600’ ascent)
In addition to Mount Starr King, another 4,000-foot peak, Mount Waumbek can be reached via the Starr King Trail but first you must summit Mount Starr King. Follow the Starr King Trail 2.6 miles to the first summit with limited views. Just past the summit descend briefly and ponder the old stone chimney, which once warmed a summit cabin. You can turn around here and retrace your steps to the trailhead or continue along the trail one mile to Mount Waumbek’s summit. Here, the trail meets the southern end of the Kilkenny Ridge Trail. For a partial view of the Presidentials, travel about 50 yards along the Kilkenny Ridge Trail to a short side path on the right.
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 Mounts Starr King and Waumbek.
Leave No Trace Principle
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Know how to choose and use your gear for each trip, factoring in the terrain and conditions.