Elevation

4,700 ft / 1,432 m

Prominence

2,223 ft / 677 m

Summits

175 summits

Top climbing months

October   16%

June   14%

September  13%

Most climbed route

Signal Ridge Trail

Highlights

  • Signal Ridge Trail is moderate to strenuous.
  • Desolation Trail is very steep and rough especially on the descent or with heavy packs.
  • An observation tower on the summit provides good views.
"Perfect day with perfect friends for my 48th!!! Climbed the Signal Ridge Trail. Fairly easy terrain wise, although the 2 1/2 mile non-stop ramp to Signal Ridge was challenging. I was recovering from a cold, and this section seemed endless. The ridge was beautiful, and even though the tower looked like a very steep climb, it wasn't bad at all. Spent an hour at the summit celebrating in the sunshine. Nothing hand over hand at all, only a couple of sit-downs and scoots on the way out (I'm short and a bit over-cautious). Beautiful hike and perfect for a finish!" - PJSelmer, Oct 14, 2017
"Today was the final hike of my AMC4000 footers in New Hampshire. Its a holiday weekend, so I made sure to get an early start. I was the first one on the trail at 5:45am. I got to enjoy the summit to myself for a while and relax even though it was extremely windy again. On my way down I counted 91 people and 8 dogs. I was very happy to have started the hike when I did. Another list complete!! On to the next one. " - LGH-Tom, Sep 2, 2017
"A red-lining hike for Doug and his finish of his NH48. Just a Grid peak and a pick up of the Desolation Tr for me. Encountered a guy on some hardcore drug on Desolation Tr. Steep trail. Great day to be on the summit. We had it to ourselves. " - newenglandwarrior, Jun 30, 2017
"For a Grid peak. This was a nasty, wet hike. I walked up Sawyer River Rd, then hiked up Carrigain. I quickly encountered a monorail, then massive amounts of water on the trail. At the river crossing, I bushwacked around to my blowdown crossing. Going up the mountain, a guy coming down recommended snowshoes. So I put them on and followed the monorail up to the summit. No views today thanks to the clouds. Headed back down and continued to have wet feet for the duration of this hike." - newenglandwarrior, Apr 27, 2017
"Went up with Nick. Learned that the road was still open, so that cut off 4 miles of our hike. Had some views from Signal Ridge but in the clouds on the summit. We were the first ones up, so we saw people coming up as we were going down. Saw Serena on the way down. We knew that she would be getting a late start going up. " - newenglandwarrior, Dec 3, 2016

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