Wentworth Trail / Mead BaseTrailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Mead Base provides ample parking. The Wentworth Trail starts behind the historic home at Mead Base Conservation Center and reaches the summit of Mt. Israel (2,630 ft.) in 2.1 miles and 1,700 ft of elevation gain.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets,Parking
Closest Towns: Sandwich, NH
Water: No
Restroom: Composting Toilet
Operated By: Friends of Mead Base Conservation Center
Information Center: Mead Base Conservation Center includes a historic farmhouse, several outbuildings and cabins, and 3 campsites.  The Friends of Mead preserves and maintains the property for the public's use.  View the Friends of Mead website to learn more about recreation opportunities and camp site reservations.

General Information

Directions: Accessed via Diamond Ledge Road which leaves from the town center of Sandwich, NH.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

The Friends of Mead Base Conservation Center preserves and maintains the buildings and property for the public's use.  This site includes 3 campsites.  All reservations and information are managed by the Friends of Mead Base Conservation Center.

Learn more about camping at Mead Base.

Reservation required?: Y
Hours of Operation: Year-round camping and access.
Rental info: The historic farmhouse is available for functions and can be rented.  Learn more on the Friends of Mead Base Conservation Center website.


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Toilets Composting Toilet
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Exterior image of Black Mountain cabin

Black Mountain Cabin

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Doublehead cabin

Exterior image of Radeke cabin

Radeke cabin