Basin Rim Trail

Bean's Purchase, New Hampshire

Distance3.4mi
Elevation Gain2,557ft
Trailhead Elevation1,964ft
Top3,201ft
Elevation Min/Max1860/3201ft
Elevation Start/End1964/1958ft

Basin Rim Trail

Basin Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Bean's Purchase, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 1,964 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,557 feet. The trail ends near West Royce Mountain (elevation 3,166 feet) and Mount Meader (elevation 2,782 feet). This trail connects with the following: Mount Meader Trail, Meader Ridge Trail, Black Angel Trail, Royce Trail and Basin Trail.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Robert N. Buchsbaum
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"The Basin is an impressive glacial cirque (a bowl-shaped ravine carved out by a glacier) in the Evans Notch region. The best view of it, which includes impressive cliffs and Basin Pond, is from the Basin Rim, a ridge in the Baldface-Royce Range." Read more

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Trail Information

Bean's Purchase
Nearby City
White Mountain National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Topo: Wild River, NH
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Dec 2018