Come join us on this beautiful hike of Black Mountain in Benton, NH. This hike to one of the lesser known 52 with a view peaks is a scenic hike that's great for all ages, which will be perfect in the foliage season.
We will plan to hike two different trails on this hike and spot cars. The hike is 4.2 miles with 1,550 feet of elevation and many outstanding views. We will ascend the scenic Chippewa Trail to the top, passing a 0.1 mile spur trail just a a few minutes into the hike that we will take to a couple of historic lime kilns from the 19th century. After 1.8 miles of hiking with various viewpoints along the way, we'll arrive at the summit area, which used to have a fire tower on it, where we will have nice views to all directions. After lunch and some walking around, we will descend the Black Mtn. Trail to the cars we spotted.
Participants will need to bring lunch/trail snacks and appropriate clothing for the hike.
- Huge summit with open views and ledges ... beautiful!