Mt. Passaconaway, Waterville Valley

Mt. Passaconaway, Waterville Valley

Waterville Valley, New Hampshire 03215

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About this Location

Mt. Passaconaway is a peak with limited views, located in the Sandwich Range Wilderness, just down the ridge from Mt. Whiteface, its more interesting neighbor. The trails offer glimpses of Mt. Whiteface to the south, Mt. Wonalancet, its 3200-foot neighbor, and of the Tripyramids from a small ledge near its peak. Other lookouts from the Walden Trail afford views to the south and east. The summit itself has no view.

This hike is most often combined with Mt. Whiteface (4020 ft.), which has lovely views from its ledges and false peak. The two combined make a nice 11.9-mile loop which offers 3900 feet of climbing and which will take around 8 hours. Mt. Passaconaway is the 42nd highest peak in New Hampshire.

The trails are mostly moderate and are well maintained. The approach to the summit sees some rocky sections, but nothing particularly challenging. See the Mt. Whiteface page for discussions of the approach to that peak.

Mt. Passaconaway is named for a famous native American chief, who led the Pannacook tribe in the 1600s. Check here for a detailed history of Chief Passaconaway.

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