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- Driving Distance: 95 miles
- Hiking Distance: 4.6 miles
- Difficulty Level: easy
Mt.Hale (4054 ft.) is near Mt.Zealand and the Twin Mountains. It is one of the easiest 4000 footers to climb, with only a 2.3 mile trail to the summit. There is not much of a few visible from the summit because of surrounding trees, but you can see North Twin from the summit as well as the presis as you are hiking up. There are official (Zealand and the Sugarloafs) and unofficial camping areas near the base of the trail that are great for tenting.
There are two ways to go, the highway likely being much faster (included below)
Driving by highway 1:34
Take I-91 N for 53.2 miles to exit 19. Take exit 19 to merge onto I-93 S Go 22.0 miles on I-93 and take exit 40 for US-302/NH-10 E toward Bethlehem Twin Mt Turn right, heading east on US-302 for 13.3 miles Turn right onto Zealand Rd. The Hale Brook Trailhead will be on the right in about 4 miles.
Driving by state highway The trail can be reached from Lincoln, NH by heading north on I-93, taking Rt.3 (exit.35). From rt.3, take right on Rt.302 in the town of twin mountain and zealand rd. is on the right in two miles.