Hiking Mount Roberts – Castle In The Clouds

by

Article Categories: Hiking

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)
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 viewpioints 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 Robers. 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
Sunny, with a high near 26. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. South wind around 5 mph.

Saturday
Snow between 7am and noon, then snow and freezing rain likely between noon and 4pm, then freezing rain likely and a chance of snow between 4pm and 5pm, then rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Saturday Night
A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of rain showers between 7pm and 9pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9pm and midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Sunday
A chance of rain and snow showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night
A chance of snow showers before 7pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday
A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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

Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and sharing experiences with others. Max is a published author for various outdoor websites and digital marketing websites. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about

Subscribe

Useful info for spending more time in beautiful places.

Check Out Our Beautiful Hiking Posters

White Mountain National Forest Poster

White Mountains Map On Amazon

Looking for a Hiking Guide?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.