West Ridge Trail - Mt. Cardigan

Located north of Canaan in Cardigan State Park

Total Distance :(from parking area to summit) 1.5 miles
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Climbed August 4, 1996
Weather conditions: Fair/upper 70's

Follow NH 118 to the Cardigan State Park entrance. Drive to large parking area where there are picnic tables and limited facilities. This is a very popular trail, probably because it is the shortest route to the summit of Mt. Cardigan. It is groomed and well traveled. The last 1/2 mile or so is gradually ascending ledges and leads to an excellent view of Newfound Lake and the surrounding area.