Mount Whiteface (4,019 feet) is the southern most NH 4000 footer. It is located in the Sandwich range, and is often combined with Mount Passaconaway (4,043). There are various routes up Mount Whiteface, but the most common is a 6.8 mile round trip.
Distance: 6.8 Miles (10.94 km)
Elevation: 4,019 Feet (1224.99 meters)
Elevation Gain: 3,111 Feet (917.75 meters)
Duration: 3-5 Hours
Blueberry Ledge Trail
This is the most popular trail up Whiteface, and for good reason. It features a gorgeous walk along the Wonalancet River. This is a 3.2 mile trail to the summit, making it a 6.4 mile round trip. Steep rock sections are near the top, require some hand over hand scrambling.
Dicey’s Mill Trail
The Dicey’s Mill Trail, is a slightly more difficult route up Whiteface, and it features a bridge-less river crossing that can present problems during high water. This is a 3.4 mile trail to the summit (6.8 round trip). You will have to turn left onto the Tom Wiggin trail to meet up with the blueberry ledge trail before the summit of Whiteface.
Passaconaway and Whiteface
The highlighted route below will summit both mountains and is 12.1 miles long. I highly recommend summiting both mountains. Passaconaway’s only good view is down a lookout trail, but it is a fantastic place to eat lunch.
Being the southernmost 4000 footers, Whiteface and Passaconaway are nice and close for many in the Lakes Region. Located in Ferncroft, NH, the trailhead isn’t right off the highway like many. Here are Google Maps directions:
Center Sandwich, NH
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