Ascent of North Uncanoonuc on 2011-04-07

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Thursday, April 7, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Uncanoonuc
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:1324 ft / 403 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took the Class 6 Rd. Trail to the Red Dot Trail. At the beginning of the hike, there was still some snow on the ground that made some tough footing, but there wasn't any after a few minutes. The first trail is of easy/moderate difficulty and passes by some streams. The trail was wet and slippery. It passed by some gravel/construction area, and the Red Dot Trail is to the right.

The Red Dot Trail keeps an easy and almost nonexistant grade for a short distance, and then goes up a ridge with a steep grade. That section is the steepest on the entire combination of trails. After the ridge, there's an almost vertical climb, and the grade lessens. It's not long before the trail leads to the top of North Uncanoonuc.

A turn to the right and a short walk leads to a viewing area where South Uncanoonuc and Manchester, NH can be seen. This mountain is best hiked before the leaves on trees grow back, as the leaves on trees obstruct views. That makes for a good lunch spot.

A walk down the top of the mountain and a turn to the right leads to another viewing area where the Wapack Range and Mount Monadnock can be seen (on a good day).

There are other viewpoints, but they are farther down a trail that goes in another direction; they are good to see, but not worth going to if one is short on time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:620 ft / 188 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Class 6 Rd. Trail, Red Dot Trail
    Trailhead:704 ft / 214 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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