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Mount Carrigain Information

Elevation: 4,700 feet (1,433 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 2,240 feet (683 meters)
Location: Livermore, NH (Grafton County)
Range: Pemigewasset Wilderness
Coordinates: 44°05'36" North     71°26'51" West
Rating: How do the ratings work? 1st two miles are Easy, the last 3 miles are Moderate
Features: Carrigain Brook, Summit fire tower, 360° views
Distance of highlighted hike below: 10 miles
Mount Carrigain is a 4,700 foot mountain located in Livermore, New Hampshire. It is located in the Pemigewasset Wilderness in the White Mountains. The mountain is named after Phillip Carrigain, New Hampshire's Secretary of State from 1805-1810. One of the sub peaks of Carrigain is Vose Spur, which is on the New England Hundred Highest hiking list.

The summit has a fire tower providing 360° views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness on a clear day. The first ascent up Mount Carrigain was on August 27, 1857. There is a few stunning viewpoints along the trail.

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New Hampshire 4,000 footers in Winter season
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New England 4,000 footers in Winter season
     New Hampshire Hundred Highest
New England Hundred highest
New England Hundred highest in Winter season
Northeast 111
Trailwrights 72 summit club
48x12 "The Grid"
     New England Fifty Finest


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Summit of Mount Carrigain on June 5, 2013.

Mount Carrigain Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The trail map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Carrigain via the Signal Ridge Trail.

From the parking lot on Sawyer River Road, head up the Signal Ridge Trail for 1.7 miles until you come to a junction with the Carrigain Notch Trail. Continue up the Signal Ridge Trail for 3.3 miles by bearing left at the junction where you will reach the summit of Mount Carrigain. Retrace your steps to get back down to the parking lot.

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Mount Carrigain Photos Top

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Fire Tower on the summit of Mount Carrigain June 5, 2013.


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That is what you will hike over before reaching the summit of Mt. Carrigain if you go up the Signal Ridge Trail.

Mount Carrigain Driving Directions Top

The parking lot for the highlighted hike above is located on Sawyer River Road in Livermore, NH. (Some GPSs won't have Livermore, New Hampshire programmed in.)

Take exit 35 off I-93 South. Head North on Route 3 towards Twin Mountain / Lancaster. Drive 10.3 miles and turn right onto Route 302 East. Drive 19 miles on Route 302 until you reach Sawyer River Road. Drive roughly 2 miles until you reach a parking lot on the left side for the Signal Ridge Trail. It is a dirt road that is closed in the Winter.

The Signal Ridge Trail begins across the street from the parking lot. The first 2 miles of this hike are relatively easy, but the difficulty picks up after that for the remaining 3 miles up to the summit of Mount Carrigain.

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