Mount Cube

Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264

Mount Cube

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"From the southern summit of Mount Cube, you can see the Connecticut River Valley and the solitary summits of Smarts Mountain and Mount Ascutney. A short side trail takes you to the northern peak of Mount Cube, where, from its open ledges, you will find views of Mount Moosilauke and the White Mountains.

This hike also features a short stroll along a New Hampshire bog before it ascends over mixed terrain, passing several brooks along the way. There is an elevation gain of nearly 2,000 feet, which makes this hike rather tough."

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail - New England (Menasha Ridge Press)
Lafe Low
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"Mount Cube is a nice, rolling, rambling hike with some steep areas toward the top and a clear granite summit that affords spectacular views."
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont (The Mountaineers Books)
Lisa Densmore
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"If you are looking for a little more mileage and vertical without overdoing it, Mount Cube is the perfect choice. With under 3000 feet of elevation, Mount Cube may have less cachet than its larger neighbors, Smarts and Moosilauke, but it is still a terrific hike, especially with a dog. It offers solitude, abundant water (over a dozen stream crossings), and a great view from the top. It passes through a classic New England forest with mixed species of deciduous and coniferous trees and through several cuts in old rock walls. These rock walls, common throughout the lower woodlands in New Hampshire and Vermont, never had mortar. Dating back to the 1800s when large tracts of land were clear-cut for farming, the walls marked farm boundaries and confined livestock. Today, much of that land is now forest again. The trail passes the overgrown remnants of a stone foundation on the right, then crosses a gravel road at 0.5 mile, before becoming narrower and rooted."

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Beautiful trail -- as a section of the AT it is very well taken care of. A really nice workout among pretty woods. The climb is mild in parts and steeper in others and the views are spectacular under clear skies :)
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Finding the trail was a little tough cause there were Road Crews in the parking spots on the side of the road so did not think it was the place. But after realizing that (and by the way it is right after the AT Trail signs) we started on our way. The hike itself was great but wish the weather was not pouring. But me and the dog did see a black bear baby come down a tree. And Wyler chased his first black bear (thanking momma bear was not around).. The top is a small summit or so it appeared because of the rain, cold, and wind during that day. But would hike it again in warmer weather. There was also a nice stream which needed to find a way across because there was a lot of water..

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