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Mount Bond Information

Elevation: 4,698 feet (1,432 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 298 feet (91 meters)
Location: Lincoln, NH
Range: Twin Range
Coordinates: 44°09'11" North     71°31'52" West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate/Difficult
Features: Brook/river crossings, Pemigewasset Wilderness, Peak bag What is Peak Bagging?
Distance of highlighted hike below: 22.6 miles with West Bond and Bondcliff.

Mount Bond is a 4,698 foot mountain in Lincoln, NH (Grafton County) in the White Mountains. It is located in the Pemigewasset Wilderness and is part of the Twin Range. Mount Bond has two subsidiary peaks, West Bond and Bondcliff, all of which are NH 4,000 Footers.

The mountain is named after Professor George P. Bond (1825-1865) of Harvard University. It is flanked to the North by Mount Guyot (not a 4,000 footer due to its low prominence, but still stands at 4,580'.)

For peak-baggers:
Bondcliff is 1.2 miles from the summit of Mount Bond
West Bond is 1 mile from the summit of Mount Bond

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     New Hampshire Hundred Highest
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New England Hundred highest in Winter season
Northeast 111
Trailwrights 72 summit club
48x12 "The Grid"


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Photo taken from the summit of West Bond looking at Mount Bond and Bondcliff.

Mount Bond Trail Maps - Directions from the Lincoln Woods Visitors Center Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Bond from the Lincoln Woods Visitor's Center as well as West Bond and Bondcliff.

Hike along the Lincoln Woods Trail up past the Black Pond Trail and the Franconia Falls Trail. Continue straight and bear right after the Franconia Falls Trail onto the Wilderness Trail. Hike on this trail for 1.8 miles until you come to a junction with Bondcliff Trail. Take the left onto Bondcliff trail and hike for 4.4 miles until you reach the summit of Bondcliff. After you enjoy the incredible views, continue for 1.2 miles on the Bondcliff trail until you reach Mount Bond.

From Mount Bond, you can either start heading back to the parking lot the same way you came, or continue on the Bondcliff trail for 0.5 miles then turn left onto the West Bond Spur trail and hike for 0.5 miles until you reach the summit of West Bond. To get back to the parking lot, retrace your steps the way you came.

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Click to download PDF Trail Map of Mount Bond as well as Bondcliff and West Bond


Mount Bond Photos Top

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This is a photo of the views from the summit of Mount Bond, looking at Bondcliff on 9/18/13.

Mount Bond Driving Directions Top

These are driving directions to the Lincoln Woods Visitor's Center Parking Lot:
Take exit 32 off I-93 onto the Kancamagus Highway, Route 112. Continue for 5 miles until you reach the Lincoln Woods Visitor Center on the left. (It is just shortly after the Hancock Campground on the right.)

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