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Appalachian Trail: Elm Street to Cape Moonshine Road

Pass Dartmouth College, hike over Smarts Mountain, and explore thick woodlands on this multi-day, 36-mile trip. Peakbaggers: Several side trails lead to nearby summits.

Rating

Shelters: Velvet Rocks Shelter; sleeps 6. Moose Mountain Shelter; sleeps 8. Trapper John Shelter; sleeps 6. Hexacuba Shelter; sleeps 8.

To Trailhead

Start: Park in downtown Norwich, VT, and take Main St. south to Elm St. Walk 1 mile up Elm St. and turn left onto trail. End: From Wentworth, NH, head W on NH 25A for 2.7 miles and turn right on Cape Moonshine Rd. Go 2.1 miles to trail crossing.

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