Uncanoonuc, North Peak

Goffstown, New Hampshire

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The Uncanoonucs,North and South,are softly shaped twin mountains prominently visible from Manchester and its immediate suburbs. Allegedly, the name Uncanoonuc derives from a Native American term for what male cartographers traditionally name such alluring double peaks. Whatever the derivation, the natural environment of Uncanoonuc North offers an outstanding hiking experience. Once off the road and into the woods, the backcountry atmosphere of this suburban summit quickly excludes any reminder that you’re still within sight of New Hampshire’s largest city. Special attractions: A sense of remote mountain hiking within sight of the state's largest city. Fine views of Goffstown, the Merrimack Valley, and miles of mountains beyond.
Hiking New Hampshire

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Hiking New Hampshire

by Larry Pletcher (Falcon Guides)

The Uncanoonucs,North and South,are softly shaped twin mountains prominently visible from Manchester and its immediate suburbs. Allegedly, the name Uncanoonuc derives from a Native American term for what male cartographers traditionally name such alluring double peaks. Whatever the derivation, the natural environment of Uncanoonuc North offers an outstanding hiking experience.

Once off the road and into the woods, the backcountry atmosphere of this suburban summit quickly excludes any reminder that you’re still within sight of New Hampshire’s largest city. Special attractions: A sense of remote mountain hiking within sight of the state's largest city. Fine views of Goffstown, the Merrimack Valley, and miles of mountains beyond.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Goffstown
Length: 1.4
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Local Maps: USGS Pinardville quad.
Topo Map: Uncanoonuc, North Peak Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking New Hampshire Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/1/2009

Properly located at 42.9897°N, 71.6049°W, this quick little mountain is a nice hike, out-and-back or over-the-top. There are several trails on this mountain, including the steep, short trail detailed in this guidebook. For more trails, run Uncanoonuc Mountain through a search engine. One known gentler climb is available starting at Uncanoonuc Mountain Perennials located at 452 Mountain Road, Goffstown NH. The summit view at this high foliage time was predominantly of the South Peak spiked with modern day transmission towers. The climb was short (2 hours over-the-top) but invigorating, just don't forget the bug spray!

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