Route: Mt Cannon (NH)

New Hampshire, US

Mount Cannon, formally known as Profile Mountain, is a 4,100 foot mountain located within Franconia Notch State Park of the White Mountains. It is in the Western White Mountains in the Kinsman Range. Cannon Mountain is home of the state-owned Cannon Mountain Ski Area, and used to be the home to the Old Man of the Mountain site until it collapsed on May 3, 2003. The mountain appears to be layered, like an onion, due to its exfoliating granite dome formation.

Cannon Mountain is also known for its difficult and technical rock climbing and ice climbing, mainly on the Cannon Cliff on the Southeast portion of the mountain. It is also the main mountain of a group of 3, called the Cannon Balls.

The shortest trail up to Cannon Mountain is the Hi-Cannon Trail from the Cannon Mountain Ski Area parking lot off I-93. The trail is a short 2 miles, but also very difficult due to its steep and loose dirt trail.


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