Green Mountain, Claremont NH

• 3-star hike
• 2.4 to 3.3 mile options
• Easy difficulty | Gain 735 to 896 feet
• Sunapee Region | Claremont NH
• Driving Directions: Trailhead

The viewpoint over Sugar River Valley and into Vermont.

The crescent shaped summits of Green Mountain rise 1,600 feet above the old mill buildings of Claremont and dominate the town's North East horizon. Dominating the mountain itself however are large radio communication towers that unapologetically decorate the peaks. Perhaps the best way to enjoy the great scenery of the Sugar River Valley is to have your back to these ugly necessities, and from the mountain the views are spectacular.

We've highlighted both the 2.4 mile out-and-back route to the viewpoint, and the 3.3 mile journey to Green Mountain's summit which includes the viewpoint side trip. The trail is a lightly to moderately inclined service road from the trailhead leading to the largest radio tower, where the trail branches off to the excellent viewpoint.

The final stretch to the summit narrows somewhat as it crosses the ridgeline to the summit of the mountain. Along the way we passed some smaller radio towers and what looks to be some of Doc Brown's experimental weather equipment. The summit itself is shared by yet more antennae, dishes and other equipment. In addition to packing water, maybe you want to think about bringing that tin-foil hat also? The views from the summit are partial, at best.

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Viewpoint Trail O&B | 3★ | 2.4mi | Med | 735ft | Trailspotting AllTrails Map
Summit Trail O&B | 3★ | 2.9mi | Med | 843ft | Trailspotting AllTrails Map

The incline up the service road is light to moderate.

Claremont below and Mt Ascutney prominent to the right.

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