blue job mountain summit

Winter Hike with Mike: Blue Job Mountain

Sat, 03/06/2021
Strafford, NH

Join Rockingham County 4-H Program Manager Mike Harris for a hike on Blue Job Mountain!

Mike will be offering the same hike on TWO Saturdays (you may only register for one option):

  • *SESSION FULL* Saturday, February 27 at 9:30am (postponed to rain/snow date from February 20) -OR-
  • Saturday, March 6 at 9:30am (rain/snow date March 13)

Mike is not only Rockingham County’s 4-H Program Manager, but he is also a certified Appalachian Mountain Club trip leader and a former Wilderness First Responder. He has ten years of experience leading hikes with youth in the White Mountains and surrounding areas.

Mike has hiked all over New England and considers Blue Job Mountain one of New Hampshire’s “hidden gems.” The 3-mile loop circles through the towns of Strafford, New Durham, and Farmington, has a total 700 ft elevation gain, and is very steep in some sections. It is action-packed with features and views. On a clear day you can see Mount Washington and the Atlantic Ocean. There is a lot to take in, so plan for about two hours for this hike.

This hike can match the Winter Hiking Challenge criteria for any of the following: a fire tower, a pond, an exposed summit, stands 1,374 ft, and out of county for all those not in Strafford county.

This hike is open to youth 5+; however, there are some steep sections with challenging terrain, so we ask that you take into account your family’s limits.

How to get there: The trailhead and parking lot is located on First Crown Point road in Strafford, NH. Get directions from the Rockingham Extension Office in Brentwood here.

How to sign up: You must register in advance for this event via 4HOnline 2.0 (event name: Winter Hike with Mike: Blue Job Mountain - Strafford, NH). During registration, you will select which date you plan to hike. Registration deadline: February 15, 2021 for 1st hike; March 1, 2021 for 2nd hike.

All participants will be required to follow UNH COVID-19 Protocols for Participants in 4-H Experiences.

We will depart at 9:32 AM!

pond at blue job mountain


fire tower at blue job mountain




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