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Hike Mount Starr King

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Mount Starr King Information

Elevation: 3,907 feet (1,191 meters)
Location: Jefferson, NH
Features: Chimney remains near summit, summit views in the distance, 52 with a View
Distance of highlighted hike below: 5.2 miles via the Starr King Trail

Mount Starr King is a 3,907 foot mountain in the Pliny Range in Lancaster and Jefferson, New Hampshire, Coös County in the White Mountains. The mountain is named after Thomas Starr King. It is on the 52 with a View hiking list.

The shortest trail up to the summit is the Starr King Trail. You will reach the summit of Starr King after 2.6 miles from the road. Mount Waumbek is just 1 more mile past the summit of Starr King, which is on the 4,000 footers hiking list, amongst others.

Though it never happened, in the mid 1960s, the Willard Basin Ski Area development was proposed and surveyed for the Northern slope of Mount Starr King. A hotel and aerial tramway ski lift was also planned to be built on the summit.

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Mount Starr King Trail Maps Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Starr King, as well as Mount Waumbek.

The parking lot for Mount Waumbek, via the Starr King Trail is located on Starr King Road in Jefferson, NH. From the parking lot, head up the trail for 2.6 miles until you reach the summit of Mount Starr King. If you want to continue over to the summit for 1 more mile, you will reach the summit of Mount Waumbek. Retrace your steps to return to the parking lot.

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Click to download PDF Trail Map of Mount Starr King.


Mount Starr King Photos Top

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Traillhead for the Starr King Trail on November 5, 2014.


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One of the wells just off the Starr King Trail on November 5, 2014.


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Photo taken near the summit of Mount Starr King on November 5, 2014.


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Taking a break near the summit of Mount Starr King on May 8, 2011.

Mount Starr King Driving Directions Top

The parking lot for this hike is located on Starr King Road off of Route 2 in Jefferson, New Hampshire. Drive up the dirt road, staying left at both forks until you reach the small parking lot. The beginning of the Starr King Trail is visible from here. Be careful, a short section of this road right near the parking lot is VERY bumpy with pot holes.   Starr King Road in Jefferson New Hampshire NH

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