Kidder Mountain

New Ipswich, NH
Length: 3.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Kidder Mountain’s near-summit clearing features wide views of southern NH and into Boston. The first part of the hike follows a section of the 22-mile Wapack Trail. From the parking area, the trail winds through the woods, soon crossing a clearing behind a house. Re-entering the forest, the trail next turns left onto an old road and follows it out to a power line clearing. In 0.6 miles from the parking area, turn right onto Kidder Mountain Trail. The trail follows the power lines for a short distance, then turns into the woods and begins to climb. The trail climbs moderately, passing many open, logged areas. It ends at a large, rocky meadow near the summit, 0.9 miles from the Wapack Trail. From the clearing, there is a beautiful view of southern NH. If you look closely, you can see the Boston skyline.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 400 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Viewpoint and Wildlife Viewing

The summit offers a large open field which is perfect for kids to explore and potentially pick some blueberries! You can see all the way to Boston on clear days!

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Side of the road parking available.

Trail Contributor

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Lyndsey started hiking when her daughter Aubrey (5)  was just a few months old. Lyndsey and Aubrey have been hiking together for almost 5 years now and have made some impressive climbs over those years. Lyndsey has been an ambassador for Hike it Baby since January 2015. They live in the Monadnock Region of NH and they have many small mountains to hike all around them and they venture the two hours north to the White Mountain National Forest as often as they can. Lyndsey and Aubrey started their NH 48 4,000 footer list when Aubrey was just 3.5 years old. To date, they have completed 2/48. They have been working on the NH 52 with a View list as well and have completed 7/52. 

Hiking had such a huge influence on getting over PPD that she wanted to help other local parents get out on the trails and build a community that is different from the other typical mom groups. Over the years she has learned so much about hiking with young children, from picking different carriers to choosing trails for toddlers. She wants to share her knowledge to help others, as this information was impossible to find when she was just starting out hiking with Aubrey!

Lyndsey also writes for her own personal blog that chronicles her and Aubrey’s hiking adventures together as well as offers articles and trail suggestions for families hiking in New Hampshire!