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Hike Mount Waumbek

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Mount Waumbek Information

Elevation: 4,006 feet (1,221 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 1,289 feet (393 meters)
Location: Lancaster, Jefferson, NH (Coös County)
Range: Pliny Range
Coordinates: 44°25.96' North     71°25.06' West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Easy
Features: Limited summit views, Peak Bagging What is Peak Bagging?
Distance of highlighted hike below: 7.2 miles with Mount Starr King

Mount Waumbek is a 4,006 foot mountain in the Pliny Range in Lancaster and Jefferson, New Hampshire, Coös County in the White Mountains. It is the 3rd shortest of the 48 New Hampshire 4,000 footers (46th tallest). It is the 2nd Northern-most 4,000 footer mountain in NH after Mount Cabot.

The shortest trail up to the summit is the Starr King Trail. You will cross over Mount Starr King 2.6 miles from the road before reaching Mount Waumbek (1 mile after). The trail starts on Starr King Road, right off of Route 2 in Jefferson, NH. Another route to the summit of Mount Waumbek is via the Kilkenny Ridge Trail.

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Trailwrights 72 summit club
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Photo taken along the Star king Trail on January 15, 2011.
Mount Waumbek Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

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

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. Continue over the summit for 1 more mile until you reach the summit of Mount Waumbek. Retrace your steps to return to the parking lot.

To see directions for a traverse of North Weeks, Middle Weeks, South Weeks, Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King, click here.

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Click to see a traverse hike including Mount Waumbek, Mount Starr King, South Weeks, Middle Weeks and North Weeks Mountain.

Mount Waumbek Photos Top

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Traillhead for 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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Photo taken at the summit of Mount Waumbek on November 5, 2014.


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

Mount Waumbek 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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