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Pemigewasset Wilderness Information

The Pemigewasset Wilderness is a 45,000 acre designated wilderness area in the White Mountains in New Hampshire established in 1984. (Also part of the White Mountains National Forest).

It includes the Franconia, Twin, Zealand and Hancock mountain ranges, but excludes the actual summits of the mountains and the trails along them.

The Pemigewasset Wilderness was once known for its logging era in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Currently the wilderness area is mainly used for recreation including hiking and cross-country skiing.

Popular Mountains along the edge, and inside the Pemigewasset Wilderness are:
(Official NH 4,000 footer mountains are highlighted in blue)

Mountain Elevation
Mount Lincoln 5,089'
Little Haystack Mountain 4,780'
Mount Carrigain 4,700'
Vose Spur 3,862'
Mount Lafayette 5,260'
Owl's Head 4,025'
Mount Garfield 4,500'
Mount Galehead 4,024'
South Twin Mountain 4,902'
Mount Guyot 4,580'
West Bond 4,540'
Mount Bond 4,698'
Bondcliff 4,265'
Zealand Mountain 4,260'
Mount Carrigain 4,700'
Mount Hancock 4,420'
South Hancock Mountain 4,319'
Mount Flume 4,328'
Mount Liberty 4,459'
Nancy 3,926'
Major Hiking Trails in and surrounding the Pemigewasset Wilderness are:
Wilderness Trail
Lincoln Brook Trail
Franconia Brook Trail
Bondcliff Trail
Thoreau Falls Trail
Shoal Pond Trail
Desolation Trail
Nancy Pond Trail
Carrigain Notch Trail
East Side Trail
Lincoln Woods Trail
Osseo Trail
Franconia Ridge Trail
Ethan Pond Trail
Garfield Ridge Trail
Signal Ridge Trail

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