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Hike North Twin Mountain

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North Twin Mountain Information

Elevation: 4,760 feet (1,451 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 299 feet (91 meters)
Location: Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Range: Twin Range
Coordinates: 44°12.14' North     71°33.5' West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate
Features: Little River, Peak Bagging What is Peak Bagging?
Distance of highlighted hike below: 11 miles with South Twin Mountain (or hike just North Twin at 8.6 miles)

North Twin Mountain is a 4,760 foot mountain in the Twin Range in New Hampshire (Grafton County) in the White Mountains. From the top of this mountain, on a clear day, you can look down to the town of Twin Mountain, NH.

The direct trail up to the summit of North Twin Mountain is the North Twin Trail that begins off the end of Haystack Road. Once at the summit, you can peak bag it with South Twin Mountain by hiking an additional 1.3 miles on the North Twin Spur. There are 3 river crossings over Little River along the North Twin Trail. These can be pretty tricky if the water level is high.

For peak-baggers:
South Twin Mountain is 1.3 miles from the summit of North Twin Mountain
Galehead Hut is 2.1 miles from the summit of North Twin Mountain
Galehead Mountain is 2.6 miles from the summit of North Twin Mountain
Mount Guyot is 3.6 miles from the summit of North Twin Mountain

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Trailwrights 72 summit club
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Summit North Twin Mountain -  Twin Range, NH 4000 footer
Summit cairn on North Twin Mountain on October 11, 2012
North Twin Mountain Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of North Twin Mountain as well as South Twin Mountain.

Begin at the North Twin parking lot at the end of Haystack Road. Hike up the North Twin Trail for 4.2 miles where you will reach the summit. There are 3 river crossings within the first 2 miles of this hike, so be prepared. If the water level is high, it makes it really difficult to hop from rock to rock while crossing the river. There are no bridges crossing Little River.

To continue over to South Twin Mountain, continue hiking along the same trail, that changes from North Twin Trail to North Twin Spur. You will reach the summit after 1.2 miles. To get back to the parking lot, retrace your steps for 5.5 miles.

North Twin Mountain map, North Twin Trail, North Twin Spur, South Twin Mountain map, Galehead hut, Haystack Road Bethlehem, NH White Mountains 4000 footers map
Rollover map for a larger view. Click to download PDF Trail Map of North and South Twin Mountain

North Twin Mountain Photos Top

North Twin Trail headed up to North Twin Mountain, Twin Range, NH 4000 footer
Hiker hiking along the North Twin Trail on October 11, 2012

North Twin Mountain Driving Directions Top

The parking lot for this hike is located on Haystack Road off Route 3 in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.

To get to the North Twin parking lot
Take exit 35 off I-93 onto Route 3 North towards Twin Mountain/Lancaster. Drive 7.9 miles on Route 3 then turn right onto Haystack Road. The parking lot is at the end of the road.


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