View Full Version : Mt. Cardigan (NH) Elwell Trail

04-18-2006, 03:11 PM
Great to see the lost trails site is back up. It got me thinking of a non-WMNF trail which I hear is going away. The Elwell trail.

The AMC guide suggests treating this trail which connects Cardigan to Newfound Lake as if it were abandoned... that it is mostly a bushwhack after the power lines. I took this trail back in the early 80's, and would love to give it another go.

Anyone been by this way recently?

Don L
04-18-2006, 07:07 PM
I've found the Elwell Trail out to Mt Oregon tricky to follow in places but certainly not abandoned. I noticed there has been some maintenance in the last few years (think it's Camp Mowglis doing the work) but the trail does have many sections that could use attention. I usually hike out to Mt Oregon once a year but haven't been yet this year so my information is about a year old. Usually stop at the Cu Na Mara for a brew after hiking this area.
Hope this is helpful.
Happy Hiking, Don L

04-18-2006, 07:30 PM
What is the web site for lost trails? This is great news! :) :)


David Metsky
04-18-2006, 08:22 PM
Lost Trails Website (http://www.whitemountainlosttrails.com)

There's a thread on it here (http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?t=12293) .