Mount Waumbeck is location in Lancaster, Jefferson, Coos County, New Hampshire. Jefferson is a very pretty town. If you can, I highly suggest adding some time here to stop by the museum and statue.
Mount Waumbeck is part of the 48 4,000 footers in New Hampshire. Learn more about Waumbeck. There are a few ways to access this peak. We took the shortest route via Starr King Trail. It is direct and to the point, but do not take that lightly, after all you are hiking in the White Mountains.
Starr King Trail is located off of Starr King Road in Jefferson, NH. Starr King Road is off of Cottage Road accessed via Route 2. Map of location.
Starr King Trail to the summit of Starr King is 2.6 miles. The hike is at incline, but gradual with a handful switchbacks. The terrain is very easy for the White Mountains. At the 1/4 mile into the ascent or so, you will pass a well. This is a good land-marker for your descent if you plan to return the same way.
A few images to Starr King Trail:
Summit of Starr King
Starr King is a good location to stop, rest and have lunch. Of course, the Admiral chatted through the whole break.
The trail to Mount Waumbeck from Star King is roughly 1.1 miles. The ridge walk is rather flat and very straight forward.
The summit of Mount Waumbeck is below tree-line, but it a very nice walk on what could be a rainy day. The rain came shortly after our summit of Mount Waumbeck. It made the descent somewhat slippery, but manageable. Though, in a downpour the trail could get really muddy and the moss very slippery rather quickly.
Here are some summit of Mount Waumbeck pictures:
Here is the topography map of the trail in 3D
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