Wentworth Trail to Mount Israel

Sandwich Lakes

Wentworth Trail to Mt. Israel is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near Center Sandwich, New Hampshire that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on lea

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  • James B
    James B
    a year ago

    It is a bit off the beaten path to get there from the north or west (you'll need all wheel drive and high clearance) but easier from the South. It leads to Beede Falls and Mt. Israel, which are worth checking off the list but would put it lower on the list rather than a priority.

  • Richard Krusemark
    Richard Krusemark
    a month ago

    Did the short walk to the falls and back. Trail is marked, but could be a little better in a couple of places. There are a lot of non-marked trails all over. Falls are incredible. We were there in early December. Nobody else there. Didn't swim, but great to sit and listen.

  • Dancing Dolphin
    Dancing Dolphin
    3 years ago

    Nice trail up Mt. Israel. Fairly steep and consistent incline to the summit, which is 2 miles from the trailhead. Nice view of lakes 3/4 of the way up, then another nice view of mountains at the false peak. But the view from the peak where there is a cairn is pretty special with a longer view of the nearby and further mountains, all without evidence of civilization. When coming back down, instead of taking a left to the parking lot, go right down another trail to some nice waterfalls about .4 miles from the trailhead.

  • Justin Richardson
    Justin Richardson
    2 years ago

    This is a great hike with enough challenge to make it feel rewarding without too much punishment. It has a nice viewpoint to the south on the way up and then a wonderful and seldom seen view of the Kancamangus range to the north from the top. Some lovely oaks, asters and goldenrods in the deciduous forest on the way up. Give yourself at least 4 hours to enjoy this. It will take the better part of 2 hours to reach the summit unless you are a goat.

  • sc s
    sc s
    9 months ago

    Really enjoyed Mt Isreal hike, Wentworth trail up and down. 1700' gain in 2.1miles, good bang for the buck. Great views at true summit, large cairn, go past trail junction with Mead. Leaf canopy not out yet, nice transition to conifers. Bugs starting to get interested, annoying in warmth of lower altitudes not biting yet, looking forward to may and June, not! Did quick up and down in Rattlesnakes post Mt Isreal, so this hike won't wipe out all your energy. Enjoy!

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