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Mount Potash Trail
4.5

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Traveldude
Salem, MA10 contributions
Friends
I spontaneously decided to hike this trail as the entrance was across from my campsite at Passaconaway Campground. There were 5 of us and some had not climbed a mountain before. It was steep at certain points and one or two people almost didn't make it to the top. The view was worth it. you should climb this mountain. If three girls and two out of shape beer drinkers can do it, so can you. You should do this if you are thinking about it.
Written August 11, 2013
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marko18745
Houston, TX675 contributions
Friends
Just off the Kancamagus Highway on south side of road opposite the Passaconaway Campground. About 4 miles round trip (gentle pace with stops). Elevation gain of 1400 feet. Mostly gentle gradient up to first set of ledges with excellent views. Wide stream crossing only a problem in Spring. In late July, water level was low and crossing on rocks was easy. Gets steeper toward top. Excellent views from top. Kid friendly. We saw a 6 year old girl at top. Descent can be slippery especially in rain. Beautiful forest walking for most of Trail. Lots of parking. No toilet facilities at car park.
Written August 4, 2019
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PepperMartin
Boston area58 contributions
Solo
One of my favorite summits in the White Mtns, Mount Potash is a challenging trail with many different features on your way to the summit that add to the beauty, and also the challenge. It's one of these trails with several amazing vistas that make you think you're at the summit, yet there is more to hike. The trail twists and turns and there is a section in which you're hiking over somewhat steep exposed rock. The reward at the end of the trail is truly one of the best summits in the Whites. Two things you need to know...

1) I'm an avid hiker in the Whites and my first attempt to summit Potash during the winter months was a failure as the snow was so thick that I lost the trail and couldn't locate the bridge that crosses a river within the first 5 minutes of the hike. Sometimes "bridges" consist of simply logs or exposed large rocks in the river... I couldn't find anything and the river was impossible to cross, so I returned during the summer.

2) There is an old logging road that you can hike up that shaves about a mile off the hike. The logging road is not marked, but there is some space for you to park alongside the Kancamagus Hwy and begin your hike. It's VERY hard to find where the logging road connects with the regular trail to reach the summit of Potash, so you really need to keep an eye out on the right side of the logging road to see where the trail cuts into the woods, otherwise you'll walk right passed it and be looking for it. The logging road is actually a really pretty hike, and I would recommend summiting Potash via this road, just be on the lookout to pick up the trail.
Written December 2, 2012
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