Temple Mountain

Peterborough, NH
Length: 3.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This historic landmark used to be a ski area back in the day. As you head up the Wapack Trail you will see remains of the ski operation. At the top you will see a communications tower and a view point to the north, you can stop here or continue back into the woods and continue to follow the Wapack Trail out to the unique rock cairn living room, that has been created. This living room feature chairs, couches and fire pits all crafted out of rocks! A really neat place to stop and take a break.

The Wapack Trail, leaves the parking area and follows a wide access road up the side of the old ski area. Since it is a road the footing is good and the elevation grade is mild/moderate. Once at the top of the ski area, you will continue to follow the Wapack trail into the woods where it becomes narrow and wooded. The trail in the woods is relatively flat with very little, if any elevation change.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 700 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, and Viewpoint

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!