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

Elevation: 4,019 Feet

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.

Trail Map

Mount Whiteface Trail Map

Map Courtesy of hikenewengland.com

Directions

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:

Weather Forecast

Center Sandwich, NH

Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday
A slight chance of rain showers before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind around 5 mph.

Thursday Night
A slight chance of rain showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 5 mph.

Friday
A slight chance of rain showers before 8am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Friday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Additional Pictures

Mount Whiteface Rock Scramble

Standing on a ledge after the first rock scramble on Whiteface.

Southwestern Views from Whiteface

Southwestern Views from Whiteface

View of Mount Passaconaway from Whiteface

View of Mount Passaconaway from Whiteface

View of Mount Chocorua from Whiteface

View of Mount Chocorua from Whiteface

View of Lake Winnipesaukee from Whiteface

View of Lake Winnipesaukee from Whiteface

Wonalancet River

Wonalancet River

Wonalancet River

Wonalancet River

Wonalancet River

Wonalancet River

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