Temple Mountain, Peterborough

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Temple Mountain is a 2045ft ridge located in south-central New Hampshire within the Wapack Range of mountains. It lies within Sharon and Temple, New Hampshire; the 22mi Wapack Trail traverses the mountain, and the northern face includes the 350acre Temple Mountain Reservation, owned by the state. The mountain is 3.5mi long and has several summits; three of them are named: Burton Peak 2010ft, Whitcomb Peak 1710ft, and Holt Peak, the high point.
The mountain was home to the former Temple Mountain Ski Area, which is now a state-owned recreation area.
Pack Monadnock Mountain is located directly to the north along the Wapack ridgeline; Kidder Mountain to the south. Much of the north face of the mountain, formerly the Temple Mountain Ski Area, is the state-owned Temple Mountain Reservation Area. Scattered ledges along the ridgeline offer long vistas west to Mount Monadnock and south along the spine of the Wapack Range; the abandoned ski area on the north side of the mountain offers 270-degree views.
The east side of the mountain drains into the Souhegan River watershed, thence into the Merrimack River and Atlantic Ocean; the west side drains into the Contoocook River, thence into the Merrimack River.
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  • This mountain is across the street from Miller State Park. The trip to the top is fairly quick, but the trail continues over some other interesting peaks. The Wapack trail actually goes all the way in...  more »
  • Located across from Miller State Park, this trail head has a pothole parking lot that is usually muddy days after a rain. The trails are moderate and also muddy in spots. You can reach the summit in a...  more »

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