Elevation

4,006 ft / 1,221 m

Prominence

1,289 ft / 393 m

Summits

195 summits

Top climbing months

August   15%

June   11%

October   9%

Most climbed route

Starr King trail

Highlights

  • Mount Waumbek is part of the Pliny Range of the White Mountains. On some older maps it is known as Pliny Major.
  • A colony of gray jays live near the summit year round.
  • The Starr King Trail climbs moderately to the summit of Starr King where there used to be a lodge, then to the wooded summit of Waumbek.
"With Kim! 5/48. Continued from Mt Starr King report. After hanging out by the little cairn, we rounded the corner & were met with a big fireplace? Interesting. We continued on through a stellar green pathway with very little gain and a few mucky patches over to this summit. We walked a bit past the summit cairn to try to catch a view, but despite there being no clouds, there was a serious haze over the area. Kim suspects it is smoke being carried on the jet stream over here from the west coast, either way it stunk because it ruined our small window of a view. Despite that, we met a super nice " - kellieirene, Aug 24, 2018
"Hiked with Kellie. Continued from Mt Starr King report. After stopping to check out the fireplace, we continued on through a stellar green pathway with very little gain and a few mucky patches over to this summit. We walked a bit past the summit cairn to try to catch a view, but there was none to be found. Despite that, we met a super nice guy named Marty who is working on his 48 now that his kids are college bound & grown, and we chatted with him for quite awhile about hiking & peakbagging & FKT’s, and he also tipped us off that there is an absolutely massive glacial erratic here in the state" - Kim-Stilson, Aug 24, 2018
"What started as a traverse over Starr King and ending at the Berlin Fish Hatchery became an out-and-back because the Kilkenny Ridge Trail between Waumbek and South Weeks was nearly impassable due to massive blowdowns." - ducati996, Jun 2, 2018
"Kilkenny Ridge Traverse with Doug. 2nd peak of the day. Never done the section between here and South Weeks. There is a view beyond the summit. Also, lots of bushy places on the trail." - newenglandwarrior, Aug 3, 2017
"After dropping Doug off in Gorham at 4:15 am, I drove over and tried to sleep in the parking lot of Waumbek for about an hour. Started up at 5:30am when somebody showed up in the parking lot. " - newenglandwarrior, Jul 28, 2017

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