Mount Israel is a 2,630 foot tall peak in Sandwich, NH that features fantastic views of the Sandwich Range, Mount Chocorua, Squam Lake, and more.

Elevation: 2,630 feet (801.6 meters)

Elevation gain: 1,900 feet (579.2 meters)

Distance: 4 miles roundtrip (6.45 km)

Duration (book time): 2-3 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

Trails

Wentworth Trail – 4 miles round trip – 1,900 feet of elevation gain

The Wentworth trail begins at the end of Diamond Ledge Road at a parking lot right in front of a beautiful white house. This trail ascends relatively quickly in the first 1.5 miles before reaching your first viewpoint looking in a southward direction back at Squam Lake. The trail levels off in the last half mile where hikers reach a junction with the Mead Trail, a false summit with great views, and then eventually the true summit of Mount Israel. This is the most direct route to the summit.

The trailhead can sometimes be a little difficult to see. Check out the pictures below to help you see where to go ahead of time.

Mead Trail & Guinea Pond Trail – 7.0 miles round trip

Many hikers choose to hike to Mount Israel via the Guinea Pond Trail located off of Sandwich Notch Road. This trail is longer, but provides access to the gorgeous Guinea Pond.

Mount Israel Loop – 6.4 miles on trails plus around 3-4 miles along Sandwich Notch Road (9-10 miles total)

A loop is possible taking both trails. This adds a lot of distance to this hike. There are also other loop variations that can be done. Check out a trail map to see what is possible.

Trail Map

Mount Israel Trail Map

Weather Forecast

Here is the forecast for the next four days:

Center Sandwich, NH

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10pm, then patchy fog and showers and thunderstorms likely between 10pm and midnight, then patchy fog and a chance of showers and thunderstorms between midnight and 2am, then patchy fog and a slight chance of rain showers. Cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday
Patchy fog and a slight chance of rain showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday
A chance of rain showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday
A slight chance of rain showers after 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Parking & Directions

Wentworth Trailhead:

Guinea Pond Trailhead:

Additional Pictures

Parking Area for Mount Israel

Parking Area for Mount Israel

Wentworth Trailhead

Wentworth Trailhead

Mount Israel False Summit

Mount Israel False Summit

Mount Israel Summit Views

Mount Israel Summit Views

Mount Isreal Summit

Mount Isreal Summit

Mount Israel False Summit Views

Mount Israel False Summit Views

Mead Trail Junction

Mead Trail Junction

First Viewpoint on Wentworth Trail

First Viewpoint on Wentworth Trail