Elevation

1,786 ft / 544 m

Prominence

187 ft / 56 m

Summits

400 summits

Top climbing months

May   17%

April   12%

October   11%

Most climbed route

Mount Major Trail (Blue)

Class 1

Highlights

  • A scenic, rocky summit with expansive summit views of Lake Winnipesaukee.
  • Extremely popular summit accessible by multiple trails including the Mount Major Trail, the Brook Trail, and the Boulder Loop.
"Gray and drizzly start to the day but rain held off. Hit the trail at 7a;45 a.m. and almost no-one on the Boulder Trail. Cool breeze felt good in the high humidity. COuldn't see far up into the White mountains from the summit, but vies of the lake were very pretty." - rjnick, May 27, 2018
"Great day out in the Eastern Belknap Range. Loop hike starting from the Mt Major trailhead and hitting the following peaks: Mt Major, Straightback Mountain South Peak, Mount Anna, Mount Mack, Mount Klem, Mount Rand, West Quarry Mountain, East Quarry Mountain, Straightback Mountain North Peak." - kpreston21, Apr 28, 2018
"Parking lot was already almost full when my pup and I arrived at 8:45 am. We headed up the Brook Trail to try and avoid some of the crowds headed up and were mildly successful. Trails were eroded but other than that looking good. For all the cars at the bottom the summit wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be. Still, we only stopped there for 10-15 min before heading over to Straightback for some solitude. We only saw 1 other hiker out there the rest of the day." - HikeLikeMike, Aug 13, 2017
"After Straightback, and some more confusion, we went over and did Major. Still socked in the clouds. Minimal snow on this hike. We reached the parking lot 30 minutes after the other group. It was a great hike and meeting other AMC people. " - newenglandwarrior, Apr 22, 2017
"Hiked over from Straightback peak along the BRT trail. Had not seen a soul along North and South Straightback, but had a handful on Majors peak. Great views of lakes and enjoyed a snack near old shelter to brake wind. Then headed down Boulder trail be kept to parking lot. " - blackwolf_03278, Feb 19, 2017

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