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Hike North Weeks Mountain

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North Weeks Mountain Information

Elevation: 3,901 feet (1,189 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 741 feet (226 meters)
Location: Berlin, New Hampshire (Coös County)
Range: Pliny Range
Coordinates: 44°27.69' North     71°22.91' West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate - the hike described below is long and wooded.
Features: New England Hundred highest, and New Hampshire Hundred highest, peak bag
Distance of highlighted hike below: 12.3 miles with Mount Starr King, Mount Waumbek, South Weeks Mountain and Middle Weeks Mountain

North Weeks is the Northernmost mountain in the Pliny Range in Coös County, New Hampshire and stands at 3,901 feet. The Pliny Range as well as the Pilot Range make up the Northern Range of the White Mountains. It is also the tallest mountain in Berlin, NH. It is flanked to the Southwest by South Weeks Mountain and to the Northwest by Terrace Mountain.

The mountain was named after United States of America senator John W. Weeks from Lancaster, New Hampshire. He was also the sponsor of the Weeks Act of 1911, under which the White Mountain National Forest was established.

Lists North Weeks Mountain are on: = A patch is available for this list
New England Hundred highest
New England Hundred highest in Winter season
New Hampshire Hundred highest


North Weeks Mountain Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of North Weeks Mountain as well as Middle Weeks, South Weeks, Mount Waumbek, and Mount Starr King via a traverse hike (Out via the Starr King Trail in Jefferson, NH, and in via the York Pond Trail in Berlin, NH.)

From the York Pond Traillhead hike on the York Pond Trail for 0.2 miles where you will come to your first junction with the Bunnell Notch Trail. Stay left on the York Pond Trail and hike for another 2.2 miles where you will come to a junction with the Kilkenny Ridge Trail. Go left on the Kilkenny Ridge Trail and hike for about 1.2 miles where you will find yourself at the summit of North Weeks Mountain. There are no views, as it is a wooded summit. From there, continue along the Kilkenny Ridge Trail for about 2.3 miles (passing Middle Weeks Mountain) where you will find yourself at the summit of South Weeks Mountain. (There is a tiny spur trail heading off the Kilkenny Ridge Trail to the right leading to the actual summit of South Weeks Mountain). Hike another 2.5 miles on the Kilkenny Ridge Trail where you will reach the summit of Mount Waumbek. Mount Starr King is just another mile away. To get to the Starr King Traillhead parking area, hike for another 2.6 miles (the trail is now called the Starr King Trail).

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Click to download PDF Trail Map of South Weeks Mountain

North Weeks Mountain View Photos Top


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Photo taken along the Kilkenny Ridge Trail on November 5, 2014. Most of this particular hike will look like this photo; wooded.


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Photo tat the summit of Middle Weeks Mountain on November 5, 2014. (North Weeks' summit looks similar in that is is also wooded with no views.)


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Photo taken at the summit of Mount Waumbek 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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One of the wells just off the Starr King Trail on November 5, 2014.


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Traillhead for the Starr King Trail on November 5, 2014.


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Photo taken along the Star king Trail on January 15, 2011.


North Weeks Mountain Driving Directions Top

There are 2 parking lots for this traverse hike described above:

The Starr King Traillhead off Starr King Road (off Route 2) in Jefferson, NH - (If you have a GPS, you can enter this road and town and drive to the top of the road bearing left at both forks to the small parking lot and traillhead.) Note: the dirt road is very bumpy and has many pot holes the closer you get to the parking area, so use caution.

The Unknown Pond Traillhead on York Pond Road in Berlin, NH - The parking lot for the Unknown Pond Trail (which also leads to the York Pond Trail described in the hike above if you walk on York Pond Road for less than 0.2 miles to the start of the trail) is on the Berlin Fish Hatchery Property. There is a gate before the traillhead that is suppose to be open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, but they have been known to open it before hours and close it after 4pm sometimes. The Berlin Fish Hatchery phone number is 603-449-3412.

Take exit 35 off I-93 to merge onto US-3-N / Daniel Webster Highway towards Twin Mountain / Lancaster. Drive for 12.3 miles and turn right onto NH-115-N. Drive for 9.6 miles and turn right onto US-2 E / Presidential Highway. Drive 12.5 miles and turn left onto NH-16 N / Main Street. Drive 5 miles and turn left onto Green Street. Drive 0.3 miles and turn left onto 2nd Ave. Drive 463 feet and take your second left onto Madigan Street. Drive 374 feet and take your 1st right onto 3rd Avenue. Drive 0.2 miles and continue onto Wight Street. Drive 0.5 miles and continue onto NH-110 W / W Milan Road. Drive roughly 5 miles on York Pond Road, and stay right at the fork. Drive roughly 1.5 miles until you reach the parking lot on the right side of the road.


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