Potash Mountain Trail

New Hampshire

Distance1.8mi
Elevation Gain1,409ft
Trailhead Elevation1,263ft
Top2,672ft
Elevation Min/Max1263/2672ft
Elevation Start/End1263/1263ft

Potash Mountain Trail

Potash Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Carroll County and Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 1,263 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,409 feet. The trail ends near Potash Mountain (elevation 2,664 feet). This trail connects with the following: Downs Brook Trail.

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Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair
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"Just off of the iconic Kancamagus Highway, this small-yet-mighty mountain features open ledges with spectacular views, a gentle grade, and a quiet, secluded trail. Mount Potash is a delightful hike for families: short, gradual, and highly rewarding with open ledges providing excellent views in all directions. Even the drive up the Kancamagus Highway is an experience. Travelers from all corners of the world flock to this famous road for its serpentine curves up the Swift River and excellent views of the White Mountains. While this area can get crowded on sunny weekend days, you can escape the masses on Mount Potash and enter the calm silence of the North Country woods." Read more

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Trail Information

Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
White Mountain National Forest, 603-536-6100, www.fs.usda.gov/whitemountain
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Tripyramid quad; AMC White Mountain National Forest Map & Guide, J8 (AMC)
Local Maps