Burton's Peak

Sharon, NH
Length: 2.80 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Temple Mountain’s southern summit, Burton Peak, features a fine directional view of Mt. Monadnock. To access Burton Peak, you must hike a portion of the popular 21.9-mile Wapack Trail. From the parking area, cross the road and start hiking on the Wapack Trail (This section of the Wapack is also called Cabot Skyline Trail). The trail starts out fairly steep, but soon levels off in 0.4 miles. After the crest of the ridge, the trail passes the Sharon Ledges from a distance. The first viewpoint on these ledges is found at a spur path on the right with a sign for Roger Myrick Outlook and provides views of nearby Kidder Mountain. In 0.1 miles, another spur leads to more ledges. At the end of the Sharon Ledges, the trail passes a limited viewpoint at a rocky area.

The trail continues across the ridge at almost flat grades. After passing Berry Pasture Trail on the left, it makes a final short climb to Burton Peak. The cleared summit provides a view to the west of Mt. Monadnock.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 700 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

This is a really neat section of the Wapack Trail, as there are awesome southwestern views all the way to Boston!

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Drive 0.3 miles down Greenleaf Road and turn left onto Temple Road. Look for a small parking area on the left just after.

Trail Contributor

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Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.


Trail Map

Getting There

Trailhead is on Temple Road in Sharon, NH. To get there, take Greenleaf Road off Rt. 123, 1.6 miles north of Rt. 124 and 4.6 miles south of Rt. 101. Drive 0.3 miles down Greenleaf Road and turn left onto Temple Road. Look for a small parking area on the left just after.