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Doublehead Mountain
Jackson, New Hampshire

Overview
Doublehead as seen from Kearsarge North MountainLocated east of Jackson, Doublehead Mountain features a CCC ski trail and cabin, in addition to numerous hiking trails.

Trails on Doublehead Mountain
Doublehead location map Doublehead Ski Trail - Open
The Doublehead Ski Trail was cut by the Saco CCC in 1934. The trail features a few turns, but never becomes overly steep. There is a cabin, available for rent, at the top of the ski trail. The trail runs from the top of North Doublehead to Dundee Road, east of Jackson.
Quotes
The trail on Doublehead Mountain…was laid out by Gordon Langill of the Winnispesaukee Ski Club. These two trails (Black, Doublehead) were cut by the Saco CCC under the supervision of Mr. Mattoon's office (WMNF Supervisor).
E. Bigelow Thompson, 1934


Mt. Doublehead Trail (WMNF)
1. Location - Starts 2.75 mi. from Jackson on Dundee Road. Goes to summit of N. Doublehead Mt., public cabin (stove and bunks for 12).
2. Length - 1.75 mi.
3. Width - 12-50'.
4. Max. Grade - 20º.
5. Vertical Drop - 1600'.
6. Exposure - W. 16-18" snow.
7. Wide, fairly steep trail suitable for advanced and intermediate skiers.
Skiing New Hampshire, 1935-1936


North Doublehead Trail (W.M.N.F.). Starts 2.75 m. from Jackson on Dundee Road. Goes to summit of North Doublehead Mountain, public cabin (stoves and bunks for 12). Length 1.75 m. Max. grade 20°. Wide, fairly steep trail suitable for advanced and intermediate skiers.
New Hampshire: A Guide to the Granite State, 1938, p. 528


North Doublehead Ski Trail coincides with the Old Path for the first 3/5 m. from the Dundee Road, then turns somewhat L and ascends by a zigzag route to the summit of North Doublehead, 1 3/4 m. it has a drop of 1,500 ft. At the upper end of the trail the WMNF cabin is similar to that on Black Mtn. (see above).
The A.M.C. White Mountain Guide, 1948, p. 238


The trail ranges from 15 to 25 feet wide, with a pitch of about 20 degrees. It has a sporting double fall line for most of its descent. The trail avoids the steep ledgy summit slopes of the mountain by detouring around to the northeast from the North Doublehead summit.
Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Maine and New Hampshire, p. 91


Images
Resources
  • Goodman, David. Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Maine and New Hampshire. Boston, MA: Appalachian Mountain Club Books, 1999.
  • New Hampshire: A Guide to the Granite State. Boston, MA: The Riverside Press, 1938.
  • New Hampshire Skiing. Concord, NH: State Planning and Development Commission, 1935.
  • North Doublehead - FranklinSites.com Hiking Guide
  • Thompson, E. Bigelow. "New Ski Trails Are Built by CCC in the White Mountains" Boston Evening Transcript. 9 Oct. 1934.
  • Winter Work: The CCC and New England Skiing Chronology - New England Ski Museum
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