Blue Job Mountain Trail

Strafford County, New Hampshire 03815

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Blue Job Mountain Trail

Blue Job Mountain Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Strafford County, New Hampshire. The Blue Job Parking lot parking and Blue Job Mountain (elevation 1,296 feet) can be seen along the trail. There is also parking along the trail.

Blue Job Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Hike to see a fire tower and some of the greatest views in the region—and explore an abandoned mica mine! This could be the perfect trip for the youngest hikers. A short trail leads to commanding views and a fun trip up a fire tower at the top.

Blue Job Mountain can be very busy on weekends, so if you are looking for a more secluded experience, try visiting on a weekday afternoon after school or for an early evening supper on the summit. Always bring a headlamp if you plan to be out in the late afternoon or early evening."

"The hike to Blue Job’s fire tower is a popular one with local families. An easy, appealing climb leads to an open summit with views that stretch to Boston, the Atlantic, and the White Mountains. What more can you ask of a mountain? Because the views make the hike, save Blue Job for a cloudless, sunny day.

From the northeastern side of the parking lot, head southeast (right) on a wide, well-worn path, following the orange blazes. At first glance, the world of field and forest seems limited to greens and browns. But ask the kids to look for reds, yellows, pinks, and blues, and you’ll all be surprised at how colorful nature is."

"A long ride on easy country roads and challenging double-track bordered by old stone walls. This ride makes a long circumnavigation of Blue Job Mountain, one of the few peaks in southeastern New Hampshire. Most of the trip is on easy maintained dirt roads that pass through rolling countryside, but there are a few miles of riding on rocky double-track—eroded old town roads that now wind their way past stone walls and through quiet hardwood forests.

You will also climb about 1,200 feet on this trip, but it is pretty easy to handle, because there are no long, sustained climbs. In addition to passing through forests, this trip will take you to beaver ponds, farms, and a bog, creating the potential to see a variety of wildlife. We saw ruffed grouse, deer, and a barred owl on our ride, and the area is also known to harbor red fox, moose, and black bear."

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Trail Information

Strafford County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands,
Local Contacts
USGS Baxter Lake quad; AMC White Mountain National Forest Map & Guide, I12 (AMC)
Local Maps

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Jul 2018