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Carter Range Loop

Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome & Mt. Hight in a day loop hike. Check off 3 more 4,000 footers with this one.
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 14.2 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  The nineteenmile brook trail will take you to the source of the brook passing several fun water holes on the way. Two miles up the... more »

Tips:  Nineteenmile Brook Trailhead:
This trailhead is in Pinkham Notch on US-16 3.8 miles north of the AMC Pinkham Notch Camp and 7 miles... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Nineteenmile Brook Trail

$3 fee to park here.

2. Nineteenmile Brook Trail Split

Head up to climbers left to Zeta Pass.

3. Zeta Pass

Head left (north) to climb the ridge up to South Carter and Middle Carter.

4. South Carter Summit 4,430 feet

A mostly wooded summit without many views.

5. Middle Carter Summit 4,610 feet

The furthest summit from your car in this trip. The best overlook is north of the summit.

6. Mt. Hight 4,675 feet.

Small summit on the way to Carter Dome. This peak has the best views for the trip.

7. Carter Dome Summit

The highest summit on this trip at 4,832'. Not many views from the top though, just a rocky clearing with a sign.

8. Far below in Carter Notch

Steep cliffs up to Wildcat to the south and where you came down on Carter Dome to the north. From here head down the trail to meet back up with nineteenmile brook trail to return to your car. You'll pass a cool outcrop of rock called Pulpit Rock on the way down to the notch and hut from Carter Dome with Great views across the notch toward... More