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Hike Carter Dome Mountain

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Carter Dome Information

Elevation: 4,832 feet (1,473 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 2,830 feet (863 meters)
Location: Coös County, NH
Range: Carter-Moriah Range
Coordinates: 43°16'01" North     71°10'44" West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate
Features: Peak Bagging What is Peak Bagging?, Carter Notch Hut, Carter Lakes,
Nineteen Mile Brook, Carter Notch, Appalachian Trail
Distance of highlighted hike below: 10 miles

Carter Dome Mountain is a 4,832 foot mountain in the White Mountains. It sits in the Carter-Moriah Range, which runs along the northeastern side of Pinkham Notch.

There are rumors that the mountain is named after a hunter named Carter, and a neighboring peak, Mount Hight, is named after his hunting partner, Hight.

For peak-baggers:
Mount Hight is 0.8 miles from the summit of Carter Dome
Wildcat Mountain, Peak A, is 2 miles from the summit of Carter Dome
South Carter Mountain is 2 miles from the summit of Carter Dome
Middle Carter is 3.3 miles form the summit of Carter Dome Mountain

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Summit cairn Carter Dome Mountain
Summit cairn on Carter Dome Mountain on 8/22/2012
Carter Dome Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Carter Dome Mountain via the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail and the Carter-Moriah Trail / Appalachian Trail.

Begin at the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail Parking lot. Hike up the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail for 1.9 miles until you reach a junction with the Carter Dome Trail. Stay right on the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail for 1.7 more miles. You will come across another junction with the Wildcat Ridge Trail. Stay left at that fork to go towards the Carter-Moriah Trail, and hike for 0.2 miles. After the 0.2 miles, you can go right to see the Carter Notch Hut, or left to continue up to the summit of Carter Dome. (The summit is 1.2 miles up the Carter-Moriah Trail.

To get back to the parking lot, you can either retrace your steps the same way you hiked up, or you can continue over the summit along the Carter-Moriah Trail / Appalachian Trail, which turns into the Carter Dome Trail, for 1 mile until you come to the Zeta Pass. Stay left over the Zeta Pass and turn left onto the Carter Dome Trail in 0.2 miles. Continue along the Carter Dome Trail for 1.9 miles until you come to the junction with the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. Stay straight/right to follow that trail back down to the parking lot for 1.9 miles.

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Views near Carter Dome Mountain summit
Views near the summit of Carter Dome Mountain on 8/22/2012

Carter Dome Driving Directions Top

From the South:
Take exit 35 off I-93 where you will end up on US-3 / N towards Twin Mountain / Lancaster. Continue 12.3 miles and turn right onto NH 115 N. Drive 9.6 miles and turn right onto US-2 E / Presidential Hwy. Drive 12.5 miles and turn right onto Main Street. Drive 1.4 miles and turn NH-16 S / Glen Road. Drive roughly 6.8 miles until you see the Nineteen Mile Brook Parking Lot on the left side.

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