Summary: From trailhead walk north on easy terrain on the Wapack Trail (yellow triangle marks) , passing through a thin forest, and eventually a pond on the east side. Then you enter an older forest, and cross a peaceful stream before crossing Temple Road. This is the point where the less adventurous (or those with less time) start their hike.
From the Temple Mt. trailhead climb the slightly steep trail, passing thought he Cabot trail section, before reaching Burton peak. From Burton Peak through Holt Peak you will find frequent and interesting overlooks where you might want to have lunch and take a couple of pictures.
On the temple mountain area you will find a mountain summit with rock cairns arranged so that they resemble chairs -- interesting, if not puzzling.
The trail will soon enter the Temple Mt. Ski area, which you use to descend, just before reaching NH 101, crossing it, and returning to your car on the Miller Park.
Trailhead: South Trail Head:
From center of New Ipswich, NH, follow NH 123/124 to height of land 2.6mi. W of jct. with NH 123A. Park on Wapack Trail Head on north side of the road. Do not park in Windblown Ski Touring Center parking lot.
North Trail Head:
Miller Park Rd. 119 North, right on Mason Rd, 124 West, 31 North, 123 North, 45 North, and 101 West. You will find the entrance to the Miller Park on your right. There is a $3 fee per person. You may want to leave one car here.
Optional Trailhead (to shorten the hike):
Temple Rd, parking on west side of road, trailhead on right side. From Sharon NH, follow Temple Rd. 0.6mi SE from NH 123. (Lat:42.77323 Lon:-71.89927)
Trail Guides for Wapack Trail - Section 2 - Temple Mt.:
Wapack Trail Guide
by John E. Flanders (Friends of the Wapack)
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: New Hampshire State Police +1-800-525-5555
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jose Anes, who has posted 25 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by Mansfield on 8/27/2008
It was a great hike to take my nephews on their first hike. They got to see some great views and some interseting rock formations. They dug it!
Reviewed by Chris on 2/23/2005
Lots of diversity... gentle woodland valleys to a narrow, higher ridge with excellent views. Great for winter trips!
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