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Mount Israel Information

Elevation: 2,620 feet (799 meters)
Location: Center Sandwich, NH
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate (Roughly 1,900 feet of elevation gain)
Features: Bare rock summit with views, 52 with a View, no major river crossings, some rock scrambling near the summit
Distance of highlighted hike below: 4 miles via the Wentworth Trail.

Mount Israel is a 2,620 foot mountain in the Waterville Valley-Sandwich Range near the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The summit and view point near the summit off the Wentworth Trail offer spectacular views of the Sandwich Range and Mount Chocorua. There was once a fire tower on the summit.

The most popular route up is via the Wentworth Trail. You can also hike up via the Guinea Pond Trail and the Mead Trail.

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52 with a View


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Photo taken from the summit of Mount Israel on 5-23-2015.

Mount Israel Trail Maps Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Israel via the Wentworth Trail.

From the parking lot, the Wentworth Trail starts behind the white house to the left. There is a slight dirt path leading up that way. See photo below. Follow the Wentworth Trail for 2 miles until you reach the summit! To get back down to the parking lot, retrace your steps down the Wentworth Trail for 2 miles.

Note: There is a false summit on this hike, so when you reach a high point that looks like it could be the summit, look to the right and you will see the true summit is just a bit higher and over to the right. The trail will go down then back up to it. The true summit has a cairn.

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Mount Israel Photos Top

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Photo taken from the parking lot for the Wentworth Trail on 5-23-2015.


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Trailhead for the Wentworth Trail on 5-23-2015.


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The Wentworth trailhead can be hard to see from the parking lot, but it is to the left of the white house where the arrow is pointing.


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Wentworth Trail sign on 5-23-2015.


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Wentworth Trail on the way up to Mount Israel on 5-23-2015.


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Summit of Mount Israel! Taken on 5-23-2015.


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Photo taken from the summit of Mount Israel on 5-23-2015.

Mount Israel Driving Directions Top

These are driving directions to the Wentworth Trail Trailhead Parking lot:
From I-93 North, take exit 24. Turn right onto Route 25 East. Drive 4.5 miles Turn left onto Route 113. Drive 11.6 miles and take a sharp left onto Grove Street. Stay on this road which turns into Diamond Ledge Road until you come to the end, which is roughly 2.8 miles. There is a big white house and the parking lot is on the right.

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