Mount Cardigan

Mount Cardigan is a prominent bare-rock summit in western New Hampshire. It has extensive areas of bare granite ledges and alpine scrub giving it the feel of a much higher mountain. Most of the summit area was denuded by devastating forest fires in 1855. The Civilian Conservation Corps helped to develop the alpine ski trail network still in use today on the east side of the mountain. The mountain is set in the 5,000-acre Cardigan Mountain State Forest. The Cardigan Lodge, operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club since 1934, is located to the east at the foot of the mountain, and is often used as a base for day hikes in and around the mountain.

Mount Cardigan SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

102 people report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Apr 19, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve claimed Mount Cardigan

  • wskendal
  • snodough
  • StoneMan
  • hgagnon
  • 603MountainDweller
  • ElysiaD
  • Sash603
  • CaperClimbs
  • dennytron
  • Holmes
  • ElectroSpecter
  • atwoheadedcat
  • sunchaze
  • dlane819
  • MRF
  • Egg-O
  • hgpointer
  • fish0934
  • ecourville
  • MichaelNH
  • Shawn
  • MattyZ
  • eviltwinash
  • WickedStoked
  • lenfaucher
  • Wykdwch
  • cconte77
  • ccmorse49
  • LizzyG
  • Cynthia-Forgione

Routes Used trails & approaches

52% West Ridge Trail

15% Holt Trail

9% Clark Trail

8% South Ridge Trail

8% Manning & Mowglis Trails (via Firescrew Mt.)

2% Clark, Cathedral Forest & Holt Trails

0% Bushwhack

0% h

0% West Ridge Trail to Skyland trail

0% Duke Ski Trail

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Elevation

3,155 ft / 962 m

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Location

New Hampshire, United States

Claimed by

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  • wskendal
  • scott
  • snodough
  • StoneMan
  • hgagnon
  • 603MountainDweller
  • ElysiaD
  • hiking4000
  • Sash603
  • newenglandwarrior
  • CaperClimbs
  • dennytron

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