Mount Cardigan

Alexandria, New Hampshire 03222

Mount Cardigan

Mount Cardigan Professional Review and Guide

"Enjoy a quintessential hike through a mossy ravine and a long, gradual climb to spectacular views, with side trips to a beautiful waterfall and swimming holes. Though it requires one of the most challenging hikes in this book, Mount Cardigan is a great destination for those ready for a true mountain expedition.

The trip has so much to offer families: a gentle grade, waterfalls, swimming holes, caves, a jaw-dropping summit with views into Vermont and Maine, and amenities at AMC’s cozy Cardigan Lodge and Campsites. Home-cooked meals are available to guests at the lodge or the campground, including fresh-baked breads daily, homemade soups, and hearty entrees, all served family-style in a rustic dining hall. (Note: Dogs are allowed on-trail, but not at the lodge or campsites.)"

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Trail Information

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Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
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Skill Level
No posted hours
Cardigan State Park, state-park.aspx; AMC Cardigan Lodge and Campsites, 603-466-2727 (reservations),
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Cardigan quad; Southern New Hampshire Trail Map, Map 2: D5–D3 (AMC)
Local Maps

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Jul 2018