Hiking Mount Roberts – Castle In The Clouds

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Mount Roberts is a 2,582 foot mountain located in the Ossipee Range in Moultonborough NH. Located at the Castle In The Clouds, it features gorgeous views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the southern White Mountains, and is part of the 52 with a view.

Height: 2,582 feet (787 m)
Distance: 5 miles (8.05 km)
Elevation Gain: 1,297 Feet
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2-4 hours

 

Trail Map

Mount Roberts Trail Map

Trails

There is one main trail to summit Mount Roberts, however hikers can choose to take a longer route up other trails, or summiting Mount Shaw in a larger loop.

 

Mount Roberts Trail – (5 Miles Round Trip)

This trail is very well marked and traveled, making it easy to follow in most conditions. It features several fantastic view points of the Ossipee Range, and Lake Winnipesaukee during the ascent. With a gradual gain nearly all the way to the summit, this trail is relatively easy.

The first view point is less than a mile into the hike with other viewpoints around 1.5 miles into the hike. The summit features 180 degree views of the Southern White Mountains. Views of Mount Chocorua, Mount Passaconaway, Mount Whiteface, and many more 4,000 footers are fantastic.

 

High Ridge Trail

The high ridge trail connects the summits of Mount Shaw and Roberts. There are various paths to reach the High Ridge Trail, each changing the distance to get to the summit of Mount Roberts. Refer to the Castle’s trail map to determine your route.

 

Winter Hiking

Mount Roberts is a fantastic winter hike. This is a great starter hike for those looking to get into winter hiking. It features only gradual gains, so you can often get away with no microspikes or traction (even though you should always bring them). This isn’t as well traveled as other winter hikes, but the trail tends to stay packed due to enough hikers. Most of the time you will not need snowshoes due to this, but in times of lots of snow, snowshoes may be very beneficial.

 

Directions & Parking

There is ample parking at Castle in the Clouds. The grounds can get very busy during the summer. Winter months should have little to no issue with parking at any time.

 

Weather Forecast

Suissevale, NH

Today
Showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 7pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7pm and 8pm, then rain likely between 8pm and 11pm, then scattered rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday
Scattered rain showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Southwest wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night
Rain showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday
A chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday Night
A slight chance of rain showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Monday
A slight chance of rain showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

 

Pictures

Mount Roberts

Mount Roberts

Mount Roberts Summit

Mount Roberts Summit

Mount Roberts Summit Pano

Mount Roberts Summit Pano

Mount Roberts Trail Views

Mount Roberts Trail Views

Views of Mount Shaw from Mount Roberts

Max DesMarais
Max DesMarais

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