Saturday, Feb 27, 2021 8:30a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Jefferson, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. Beautiful trail through open hardwoods to great view of Northern Presidentials. The trail starts off through a beautiful hardwood forest with an open feel with out any leaves on the trees. The grade begins as a steady, gentle incline and never gets very steep. At 3,000 feet the hard woods are replaced by evergreens, creating a cozy feel as you approach the summit of Starr King. The best views are from Starr King to the south overlooking a vast plain and the entire Presidential Range. The trail continues on at the large stone fireplace left from a former shelter. The summit of Waumbek is wooded, but the walk over from Starr King is beautiful.
This is a moderately difficult out and back hike.
Approximate distance ~ 7 miles
Total Ascent is approximately ~ 2700 feet elevation gain
What to bring:
Map (Hard copy as backup to your phone)
Winter hiking boots (no sneakers)
3 layer clothing system (base, mid, shell (waterproof), NO COTTON)
Insulated jacket (puffy - down or synthetic)
2-3 liters of water or water treatment method
Snacks and lunch
Personal first aid kit
Hand and toe warmers (optional)
Extra clothing to change into after (mandatory, your clothes will get wet during this hike)
This is a moderately difficult hike. You must be comfortable hiking in winter conditions and have all of the required gear above. You are responsible for having a map of this hike; this is not a guided hike. You are responsible for your own safety and preparedness. All that said, I'm not looking to beat any records or blast up the summit, but rather hike together and enjoy the scenery. If that sounds like a good time, please let me know in the comments if you have all the gear and if you've taken the winter hiking class or have other winter hiking experience.