Our next babe hike is set for Hedgehog Mountain in Albany, New Hampshire. At 2,532' in elevation, and 4.8 miles round-trip, this is an easy to moderate hike, and will be a basic introduction to cold-weather hiking. Hedgehog Mountain has a great hike-to-view ratio, and we hope it'll leave you itching to hike all winter long. Join us!
We'll meet at the trailhead at 8:00AM and hit the trail by 8:15AM.
We'll be taking a clockwise loop around the UNH Trail, hitting the East Ledges first, then around to the summit of Hedgehog Mountain, and then finish the loop on the UNH Trail down to the trailhead.
This hike should take 3–4 hours total. To avoid congesting the trails, we'll stagger the start with groups of 5–8 people. Everyone usually reunites at the summit and at the trailhead however, because the groups can get spread out over the course of the hike, no one is required to wait for the entire group at any point. Everyone should hike their own hike and enjoy it! It's never an issue to go slow, take breaks, or even turn back early.
If you know friends that will be attending the hike, please try to plan a carpool if you can. Dogs on leashes are allowed, and welcome to hike with us!
The trailhead is located off the south side of the Kanamagus Highway (Rt. 112) at the Downes Brook Trail parking lot. This trailhead is across the street from the White Mountain National Forest Passaconway Campground, about 14 miles west of the junction of Rt. 112 with Rt. 16 in Conway.