Often snow-cloaked, the spiny summit of Mount Washington makes it the tallest peak in the northeast and the king of the White Mountain Region, an area laced with hiking trails and dotted with quaint little hamlets.
From Bethel take Route 5 south past
Songo Pond and turn right onto the Patte
Brook Road at sign indicating National
Forest Camping. Follow signs to
Crocker Pond Campground. Travel 0.6
miles on Forest Road 18: the trailhead is
on your right.
This trail leads to the summit of Albany
Mountain, a series of rocky openings
with panoramic views. It’s a popular
spot for blueberrying in the summer and
offers great views of colorful foliage in
Begin on the Albany Notch Trail,
turning left onto the Albany Mountain
Trail at 0.6 miles. At 0.9 miles from this
junction, a connector trail leaves right,
leading back to the Albany Notch Trail.
Continue past this junction, ascending
the north side of Albany Mountain as the
trail begins crossing sections of open
ledge and softwoods.
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