Hiking Mount Cabot - NH's Northern most 4,000 footer

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Hiking Mount Cabot – NH’s Northern most 4,000 footer


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Article Tags: Day Hikes | Hiking | NE 67 | New Hampshire | The 48

Mount Cabot is one of the northern most 4,000 foot mountains in NH. It is far less frequented than other peaks, and still offers hikers a unique experience in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It is mainly a mountain for peak baggers looking to tackle the NH 48. Though it may bot have the most stunning summit views, the trails through the isolated woods are beautiful.

Height: 4,170 feet

Distance: 9.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,900 feet

Duration: 3-5 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

Trail Map

Mount Cabot Trail Map

Map Courtesy of 4000footers.com


Bunnel Notch Trail

This trail begins at the end of York Pond Road, and ascends to Mount Cabot in 4.7 miles, making a 9.4 mile round trip hike. The trailhead is located a little past the Berlin Fish Hatchery.

Unknown Pond Trail South

This trail begins at the end of York Pond Road as well. You will head north on the Unknown Pond Trail before turning left towards Mount Cabot at Unknown Pond. This is 11.8 miles round trip.

Unknown Pond Trail North

This trail begins at the end of Mill Brook Road. This is the lesser traveled route up Mount Cabot. This is a 10.6 mile round trip with 3,250 feet of elevation gain.

Mount Cabot


To Bunnel Notch / York Pond Trailhead / Unknown Pond (South End)

To Unknown Pond Trailhead (North End)

Weather Forecast

Berlin, NH

This Afternoon
Partly sunny, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Mostly clear, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -10. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -11. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night
A chance of snow after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

More Pictures

Kilkenny Ridge Trail

Hiking Mount Cabot

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of hikingandfishing.com. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor adventure, travel, and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. Max grew up hiking all around New Hampshire and New England. He became obsessed with the New Hampshire mountains, and the NH 48, where he guided hikes and trail runs in the White Mountains. Since moving out west, Max has continued his frequent adventures in the mountains, always testing gear, learning skills, gaining experience, and building his endurance for outdoor sports. You can read more about his experience here: hikingandfishing/about

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