Wantastiquet Mountain, Chesterfield NH


• 3-star hike
• 4 miles out-and-back
• Medium difficulty | Gain 1,070 feet
• Chesterfield, NH | Monadnock Region
. The image shows a stone marker on a rocky outcrop, surrounded by green bushes and trees. A leafy branch hangs down from the top. In the background, rolling hills covered in dense green forest stretch out under a clear blue sky with a few wispy clouds. The scene is tranquil and scenic. Expand Map

RED 3★ Wantastiquet Mt Trail
3.9 mi out-and-back, medium, gain 1,070 ft
AllTrails · GPX File · Directions

Located at the most westerly point of New Hampshire and towering some 1,300 foot above the Connecticut River, Wantastiquet Mountain promises some first-rate scenic views of Brattleboro and beyond, extending into the rolling hills and mountains of Vermont. The hike up the mountain is most easily accomplished up the former service road that switchbacks its route upward to accomplish a moderate grade. Trail terrain is mostly solid underfoot with only occasional shallow water and mud intrusions after wet weather. The mountain's domed summit is shrouded in trees, so most visitor's hikes end at the viewpoint just short of the peak.

After the mountain's summit is a narrow trail that leads to the Mine Ledge viewpoint, then onward in an easterly direction to the Madame Sherri Forest, which we've reviewed and linked at the bottom of the page. The trailhead for Wantastiquet Mountain is also the starting point of the 45 mile on a route that combines hiking trails with sections of Cheshire Rail Trail and leads all the way to the 3,170 foot summit of Mount Monadnock.

The image shows a man hiking up a rocky forest trail. He is wearing a bright orange-red shirt, dark trousers, and a cap. The path ahead is uneven, with rocks and tree roots, and it ascends through a dense forest. Tall trees with green leaves line both sides of the trail, creating a canopy overhead. The forest floor is covered in leaves, moss, and patches of greenery. The overall scene conveys a sense of adventure and immersion in nature.
Hiking the wide, sometimes rocky trail to the summit.

The image shows a stone marker on a rocky outcrop, surrounded by green bushes and trees. A leafy branch hangs down from the top. In the background, rolling hills covered in dense green forest stretch out under a clear blue sky with a few wispy clouds. The scene is tranquil and scenic.
Views over Vermont from the top of Wantasqiquet.

The image captures a wide, scenic view of a lush green landscape from an elevated vantage point. In the foreground, a pine tree's branches partially obscure the view. Below, a dense forest stretches out, interspersed with clearings and a small town featuring a cluster of buildings. A reflective body of water, like a pond or small lake, is also visible near the town. Beyond the immediate landscape, rolling green hills extend into the distance, culminating in a range of blue mountains under a clear, slightly cloudy sky. The overall scene is serene and expansive, showcasing a rich, verdant countryside.
Brattleboro views including mill buildings and ski jump.

Tangents:
• Trail Links: Official, Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail
• Public Map at AllTrails: Summit Trail
• Facebook Group: Comment on this article
• Trailspotting Nearby: 4★ Madame Sherri Forest (3-9 mi)

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