Town of Haverhill, New Hampshire


Black Mountain State Forest

Visitors to Black Mountain in Haverhill and Benton will hike about 2 miles up through a variety of forested habitats, including an uncommon red pine forest, and end up on a partly open rocky summit with subalpine plants and natural communities. There are great views of the Connecticut River valley and nearby Mt. Moosilauke.

At around 2,000 feet in elevation, the trail passes through a portion of an exemplary red pine rocky ridge community, heavily dominated by Pinus resinosa (red pine). Farther up the trail, at the summit of the mountain (2,800 ft.), the open ledges and low vegetation are part of an exemplary red spruce - heath - cinquefoil rocky ridge community.

Directions: From Rte. 25 in East Haverhill, go 3 miles north on Lime Kiln Rd. Park at the trailhead and take the yellow-blazed Chippewa Trail 1.8 miles up Black Mtn.
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